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Latter-day Saint Teen Shot Twice After Rushing Gunman at Colorado School Shooting

by | May 09, 2019

Mormon Life

A Latter-day Saint teen was shot twice while helping fellow students subdue a gunman in Tuesday’s school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Josh Jones, 18, a priest from the Roxborough Ward, Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake, was hit once in the leg and once in the hip. His injuries were not life-threatening. He was treated at a nearby hospital before being released Tuesday night.

One of Josh’s classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver — 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, also being labeled a hero by peers, officials and Josh's own family — was shot and killed in the May 7 attack.

Like Josh, Castillo rushed the shooter, giving fellow students in their classroom valuable seconds to hide.

Story by Jason Swenson, lead image from Church News
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