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Heroes of the Week: Kendrick Castillo, Joshua Jones, and Brendan Bialy


Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

This week, we would like to honor the three high school teenagers who helped stop what could’ve been another horrific mass shooting.

Back on May 7th, two students opened fire at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch. Three students – Kendrick Castillo, Joshua Jones, and Brendan Bialy – jumped up immediately when they saw the gunman pull out a weapon in their British literature class. They acted together.

Kendrick lunged at the shooter, while Brendan pushed the gun away and Joshua pinned him down. Joshua sustained several bullets to his leg and hip, and, unfortunately, Kendrick lost his life.

Joshua said that he thought of becoming an EMT after graduating, and he said that after this incident, he definitely will become one. He plans to ditch his crutches to walk up to the stage to get his graduation diploma on Monday with the rest of the students. Eight students were wounded that day. Kendrick lost his life, giving the ultimate sacrifice.

The police say that all three boys saved so many that day by their bravery. So, to Joshua, Brendan, and Kendrick, out of Colorado, we salute you for what you did. You are heroes to so many.

For more, check out this story as profiled on CNN.




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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