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Teen who died in Colorado school shooting laid to rest

May 17, 2019
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Pallbearer carry the casket containing the body of Kendrick Castillo as his parents, John and Maria, far right, look on, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. Castillo was killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teen killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school has been laid to rest.

About 400 people attended the burial of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo on Friday following a Catholic funeral service. The crowd included his classmates from the STEM School Highlands Ranch.

The procession to the cemetery near the foothills south of Denver included Castillo’s beloved Jeep. His casket was led in by a bagpiper.

The ceremony came two days after nearly 2,000 people attended a public memorial service for Castillo, who was remembered for the selflessness he showed throughout his life.

Two other students joined Castillo in rushing the gunman at the school on May 7 just days before graduation. Eight other students were wounded, but have all of them been released from the hospital.