Highlands Ranch school shooting suspects formally charged


Prosecutors have formally charged the students accused of opening fire inside STEM School Highlands Ranch last week, killing one student and injuring eight others. 

The accused gunmen, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, were arrested at the school. Investigators say they opened fire inside using handguns.

The suspects are facing 48 charges apiece, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, arson, and theft. The 16-year-old was charged with first-degree murder as an adult, according to KDVR.

A memorial service for the student killed, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at a Highlands Ranch church. Castillo and two other students have been credited with tackling one of the gunmen, disrupting the attack.

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