Jeeps Gather To Honor STEM Shooting Hero
An army of Jeeps drove in a slow procession to honor STEM shooting hero Kendrick Castillo who lost his life last week as he attempted to protect his classmates.
Castillo was shot as he rushed one of the attackers at the STEM school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. When word got out that Castillo was a Jeep fan, local Jeepers decided to do something to honor his heroism.
As you can see in the video below (posted to Instagram by CNN), hundreds of Jeeps gathered on the streets of Highlands Ranch to show their gratitude for the heroic actions of Castillo.
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Hundreds of Jeeps flooded the streets of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Wednesday as an homage to Kendrick Castillo, the student who was killed while trying to stop a gunman during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch last week. After his death, word spread on social media that Castillo was a Jeep aficionado, and more than 800 Jeep owners said they planned to drive in a slow-moving procession to honor the 18-year-old. "Kendrick Castillo died a legend. He died a trooper," said a classmate. "I know he will be with me for the rest of my life."
I hope that this show of unity brings some comfort to Castillo's friends, family, and their whole community as I am certain they will be hurting for a long time.