Video shows security guard approaching gunman in STEM high school shootout
Douglas County, Colorado (KDVR) – Jurors witnessed a confrontation between a security guard and a student for the first time in the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Friday.
This security guard described a tense conversation between him and the teenagers after gunshots rang out at the school.
The guard was one of the first to respond just seconds after the school shooting started two years ago.
His testimony came in the trial of the student accused of murdering a classmate.
The dramatic video shows the moments when the Stem High School security guard approached a student with a gun.
You can see this guard, Shanson Sundara, walking towards the armed teenager who follows the order to lie on the ground.
The guard then kicks a gun.
All the while, the Sundara says student Alec McKinney continued to make threats.
McKinney was one of the two shooters.
“Alec was telling me we have more guns than you.” We will kill you. You have to kill me, ”Sundara said.
Sundara then fired two shots at someone he mistook to be another shooter.
He is an officer who was not injured. But two students were.
Sundara testifies in the trial of Devon Erickson who was arrested after the shooting at Stem High School in Highlands Ranch in May 2019.
Erickson is charged with the murder of Kendrick Castillo, who tried to stop him.
Teacher Gabrielle Leddy says she overheard an argument, then terror and chaos followed.
“I was walking and suddenly I heard a big noise,” Leddy said. “A big boom. I didn’t recognize at first what it was. And I was sprayed with drywall on my face with powder. I looked ahead and there was a bullet hole.
A student in the classroom where the shooting took place described how Erickson held a gun moments before the shots rang out.
“By the time he was fully upright, he was completely in front of me,” the student said. “What was going on with the gun at the time?” In the simplest terms, he held it gangster-like and sort of swung, then pointed at all the students.
Today the teacher who was in the classroom where the shooting took place… choked back tears as he described what Erickson looked like that day.
Lauren Harper also said she put gunman Alec McKinney in a head lock to try to stop the shooting.
Seconds earlier, she heard Erickson shout, “Nobody [expletive] move!”
This teacher says at one point that she played dead to try to survive the shooting.
A student asked him: “Are you dead?
She told the juror that one of her main goals was to lock down the school.
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