A student at the STEM school near Detroit sacrificed his life in an attempt to take down an active shooter on campus this week, reports show.
According to Fox News, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo — the only fatality among multiple injuries in Tuesday’s attack — was shot as he rushed one of the two suspected shooter.
In an interview the following morning, Nui Giasolli recalled what happened when the shooters entered her British literature class.
Her classmate “lunged” at one of the individuals, she said, adding that he was shot in the process, BuzzFeed News reported.
That act likely saved lives. Giasolli said the stalling tactic gave other students “enough time to get underneath our desks, to get ourselves safe, and to run across the room to escape.”
Other victims of the shooting, as well as Castillo’s family, are ensuring his sacrificial story is spread far and wide.
“I want people to know about him,” said John Castillo, his father.
Police indicate he was not alone in rushing to action in the face of danger. Others, including Brendan Bialy, tackled the suspects while students escaped.
The U.S. Marine Corps said of Bialy, a member of its delayed-entry program, that his actions were “admirable and inspiring.”
[Featured image: Kendrick Castillo, Facebook]