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2 suspects in a Colorado school shooting that left 1 student dead and wounded 8 others appeared in a Colorado courtroom on Wednesday.

Devon Erickson, 18 (pictured above), and a juvenile, Maya McKinney, were arraigned in connection with Tuesday's shooting at the STEM School, a charter school located in suburban Highlands Ranch, CO.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the 2nd shooter, a minor, is a female who is "transitioning" to a male.

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Police say 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was shot dead after he lunged at one of the shooters. 8 others were wounded during the shooting.

The shooting ended when Castillo, 18-year-old Marine recruit Brendon Bialy, and a third student charged at the shooters and disarmed them. Castillo was killed as he wrestled the gun away from one of the attackers. The third hero was shot twice but he is expected to survive his injuries.

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In a May 8 press conference, Spurlock said he initially identified the 2nd shooter as a male in a press release. "We originally thought the juvenile was a male by appearance," the sheriff said. "I did the press release very early on before the detectives were able to get medical ... were able to speak to her."

In social media posts, Erickson described himself as a LGBT male. He bowed his head during most of the court proceedings on Wednesday. His hair was dyed with purple streaks.

Friends described Erickson as an autistic loner who may be a MtF transgender.

In a Facebook post, Erickson reportedly hated President Trump and heaped praise on former President Barack Obama.

He also criticized Christians in one post.

"You know what I hate? All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn't do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that. But all they get out of it is "ewwwwww gays."

Photos by Joe Amon-Pool/Getty Images, Chet Strange for The Washington Post via Getty Images

  • MJF

    What in the actual f*ck. No words.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm so confused. Is the person in the photo the FTM or is that the male? Actually, Idc. Whoever it is, they're white. They'll do the mental health/LGBTQ pity narrative. They won't be labeled terrorists, thugs or monsters.

    I need to go purchase some apple cider vinegar drinks so I can detox.

  • deadellamore

    I hate Trump too! However, unlike Trump I don't stand for violence. We need to do something to protect our kids.

  • Ni Ni

    Online k-12 is the only option i can think of. Ijs

    #ParentsSayNoToStudentLoans #ItsAScam

  • ClaireHuxtable

    All angry people,
    PLEASE talk to Jesus or a licensed therapist about your issues and pain. K1lling others or animals will not resolve your problems. They will only multiply. Help yourself and keep others safe.

  • Mielle Downey

    Are you serious? because I recall most of the liberals like MAD Maxine calling for violence so you are contradicting yourself.Stop trolling?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Smh ????? fix it Jesus

  • Mielle Downey

    Liberalism is a disease... please God cure i!!! If they aren't lying abut being attached they are attacking the innocents.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Even if kids have to come to school earlier, metal detectors and licensed security should be in all schools to do screenings.

  • justlooking

    James Holmes had orange hair...Are this kids part of demonic cult?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/mlFyEs1PyeRQ4/giphy.gif

  • LP

    Oh you just had to mention President Obama as if he's the reason these dumb bastards did this...The 18 YO in the picture looks like he's in his mid-thirties.

  • Shamwow

    Damn. He’s about to be a bust down jailiana. https://media3.giphy.com/media/yW887f6kC3SKY/giphy.gif

  • CardiB’sAbs

    So because they weren’t accepted they decided to go on a killing spree. Mental illness is real!

  • Dori Day

    What does being gay have to do with his evil behavior? I am a heterosexual black woman with nappy hair who discriminated against by both whites, and black men because my hair is short and nappy and I'm not light skin but I'm not going go around killing people.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    NRA-loving Republicans are so “pro life” that they don’t even take care of the kids once they get here!

    How you arguing for the rights of a fetus, but not the kids who are already here fearing for their safety?!

    They can keep their raggedy “thoughts and prayers.” The day before this took place Beto O’Rourke spoke to a kid fearing for her safety at school.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Or send them to black schools.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0L! You've accepted yourself. So many others haven't and/or they hate what they see.

  • Phillybruh

    Most importantly mass shootings is still an issue with white males.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    You’re beautiful btw. Nappy hair and all! https://media0.giphy.com/media/GXFDStd2CP1ba/giphy.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "How you arguing for the rights of a fetus, but not the kids who are already here "
    What do we do with the children who are available for adoption? Just look the other way?

  • Renee

    Glitches!

  • Dori Day

    Thank you. I know my worth.

  • Chulita

    Yes

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Imma start running when I see wyte boys with K00lAid hair. I don't care what I'm doing...it can wait.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Maaan. The state/government often times are throwing these kids away. Too many recent stories of failed parenting, failed foster care, failed education, failed prevention.

    But please, argue for this fetus’ rights who doesn’t even have toenails yet! Petty, I know, but still! LOL

  • Trace da Ace

    maaannnn......what kills me is how white folks always want to associate violence with black and Hispanic people...when all of the school/church/synagogue mass murders are committed by privileged white kids.....these white folks are "scared" of the hood...."scared" of black children....Dump claims that the Hispanics are violent ...smdh....seem like they need to be scared of their own chaps....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I C what U did there.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    When they start taking all these kids in maybe I'll give them 15minutes of my time.

  • Sassie

    He DO look old as hell, don't he? Yikes.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Purple hair doesn't flatter everybody.

  • Yoni7

    I am a heterosexual black woman with nappy hair
    __________________
    You don't fit the "homegrown, domestic terrorist, school/church/mosque shooter" description. You're "safe".

  • justlooking

    Unless she get pulled over by a angry white officer

  • Dori Day

    Exactly. Thats why I am happy. One of the happiest days in my life when I decided no more perms. I love me. I m not going hurt myself, or surgical ly enhance my body, or spend my hard earned money for lightning skin cream, or I will beg no black man to treat me the same way he treats the light skin women or hurt someone else just because. I love me.

  • TriniHarlem

    No shocker since they breed home terrorist killers.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    They should've taken themselves out not innocent people smh, prayers for Mr. Castillio's family.

  • Yoni7

    What happened? Why the hashtag signature?

  • MsSapphire9800

    MS ROSE.......Can we please get a story on three black children ages 5..4..1 years old shot in the head by White Police Officers in Oklahoma... PLEASE!!!

  • Yoni7

    Let's pray not.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It's such a blessing to be grateful for who you are...to know that you're unique and good enough.

  • Yoni7
  • Phillybruh
  • 9 Mind

    Moral of the story... Stay away from anyone white from Colorado with colored hair!

  • 9 Mind
  • Nathan Hastings

    Stop bullying people. This generation are sensitive unstable beings.

  • justlooking

    Yeah, We praying against that.

  • TriniHarlem

    My spirit is not taking that on today. No ma'am pam. I'm still annoyed at Sandra Bland video from this week

  • Phillybruh

    hmmm white males are more entitled than they are sensitive.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I do not know all the details...my sister just told my this morning.

  • Ni Ni

    Nothing happened, just don't want to see students wind up getting themselves in unncessary debt like myself and plenty of others when they can work and pay for classes as they go; unless they are in a guranteed job field, such as nursing.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So let's see... This will become a mental illness case which will render this "gender alterer" a 6 months psych eval.. released to parents with 6 month probation then released go on excursion sitting the world to heal and in 5 years kill they're white family and commit suicide because the Christians are mean.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Itzgoingdown2

    Your hair and complexion is not the reason black and white men don't want you. Get a clue https://media1.giphy.com/media/3oz8xWOitDa2f7BHCU/giphy.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • MsSapphire9800

    Sounds about right...but don't forget the bullying theory!!!

  • n1kk1a

    No, that about sums it up.

  • Trace da Ace

    wait....what????? Omg...my heart just dropped....I canna with the babies...too much...just too much....

  • Elevated Soul

    I bet this shyt will be straight muted,since it involves not only another liberal but it also involves a homosexual.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    #1 Domestic terrorists stike AGAIN https://media2.giphy.com/media/F2gYWIcuEXFeg/giphy.gif

  • Mielle Downey

    Liberal hate Groups are on the rise and Americans need to be locked and loaded inorder to protect themselves against these liberal wack jobs mascarading as sjw's. They are a shit stain on humanity and they are all in need of a mental health check. Take all the guns away from these unstable liberal creatures. Malcolm X was a prophet and he warned us about them.

  • Yoni7

    in 5 years kill they're white family and commit suicide because the Christians are mean.
    ____________________
    Sounds about WHITE....

  • Dori Day

    I said I was discriminated against not that any one did not want me. I have two beautiful children because someone did. So what clue are yu referring to.

  • Ghost

    Unfortunately we have a lot of wack jobs roaming the country...smh

    ???? For the Castillo family who lost there only son to this nonsense...and hoping quick recovery for the others.

  • Ghost

    ????

  • Dori Day

    Even Beyonce s Father, even said that his daughter would not be as popular if she were darker. So what clue?

  • http://www.instagram.com/yeuphonic @yeuphonic

    The person in the photo is the male. The sixteen year old accomplice is a girl that identifies as a boy. Her photos are unavailable due to age

  • Dori Day

    That GIF that you are showing are biracial women and men showing of their natural hair.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    See previous comment for whatever the issue you're having with black and white men. Biracial? Would you like for me to find another GFI of darker black woman? Clue ....feminine and friendly goes a long way

  • oshh16

    I applaud the young men who fought back, very sad for those who lost life God bless their souls. In active shooter training they tell you to gang up and go at the shooter.

  • Dori Day

    That is why Cardi B reigns supreme over greater female rappers. Its certainly not because she is the greatest rapper. She can't even sing. What clue?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This is what happens in America when you are raised by parents who are more afraid of you then you are of them...these kids dont have "the fear" of their parents or their elders..this "everybody gets a medal for participation" generation have everything given to them for mediocrity...they think they are entitled to kill people because someone said something mean to them...yt people are raising these types of cowards everyday but stay talking about the super predators coming over from Mexico...Chile please...

  • Dori Day

    No, I have an issue with your comments. I don't have issues with black men and white men. I take issue with discrimination. The GIF you shown was with biracial men and women.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Boom ?

  • Elevated Soul

    Liberal hate groups have been on the rise since President Trump was elected.

    Malcolm X did indeed warn the masses.

  • Dori Day

    You are saying with that GIF because I'm not biracial I'm not wanted. That is why we have issues.

  • Kimberly King

    White people MUST GO ! Bottle them all up in a giant rocket and take their weird, nasty, bologna smelling asses to Mars and NEVERRRRR come back. When I was teaching high school, I made sure to never teach at an all white school. These folks crazy. They gotta go.

  • Elevated Soul

    These liberal nutjobs can dish it but most definitely can't take it.

    Most leftists are quite stupid politically because they watch Fake News..... Fake News has these fools believing there are no terrorists on the left because it is NEVER shown on Fake News.

  • Yoni7

    Message! I totally understand.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dem homegrown mofo are the most dangerous

  • Dori Day

    Oh so now you are saying in the GIF these women are more feminine and I m less feminine. So being biracial makes them more feminine and friendly and black female s like me, according to yu are less friendly.

  • EMILY POST

    Well we know they are white how they protect white perpetrators identity... if they were black their faces would be splattered all over the television and internet... American media protecting the white psychopaths.
    When a crazy white person kills people they always try to justify it ... like somebody was really bothering them to the point of just going out there to shoot some shit up.
    No one ever interviews or asks why to a murderous black person only murderous white people they try to find a reason or an excuse.

  • Dori Day

    Keep talking.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No it sounds about WHITE.
    I doubt the black guy who threw the white kid over the balcony at the Mall of America will get to use the mental illness defense.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's funny because you could have been describing Trump.

  • Dori Day

    That is exactly why Lil Kim changed her features so drastically. Her features kept changing in order to stay relevant.

  • sunni_daze

    Maybe, just maybe it is time to install metal detectors in "their" schools. They love making urban schools look violent and dangerous, yet we've never had this happen in our schools.

  • Yup, I said it

    School shootings and mass violence are happening more now because 50 yrs ago this guy would have been in an institution as soon as it was realized he was unstable. Now we see people who are obviously mentally ill and there's nothing no one can do until they shoot up a place. We give them meds and access to guns knowing that their minds are broken, then we act surprised and shocked when the expected happens.

  • datjerk

    You spelled girl wrong

  • hottlanta

    Wow no comment from hannity barking about white on white crime and what is newt gonna do about it. No comment from the lgrbqwrfshoxyz community about being targeted for a hate crime. That text speaks about hate against ones religion Still waiting for their response on jessie n his subway sammich. I got all day.

  • Leigh Burton

    The transgender student needs to be in an adult jail with prisoners who are the same sex as the sex the transgendered student was born as!

  • Reenaface

    Ya know, Devon Erickson reminds me of James Holmes the guy who shot up the Aurora, Colorado theatre during the Batman movie in 2012. He also sat in court with Orange crazy hair and had a blank deranged look. Vigilant Citizen was right about April/May being the two deadliest months of the year, mostly April with May not lagging too far behind.

  • hottlanta

    Yep then the lgtbqasrhdfxyz will finally say something

  • Anyway

    You guys can thank the lbgt and aclu for these quacks walking the streets

  • Yup, I said it

    No y'all arent gonna have me up here crazy as a bed bug, talking about "up is down and down is up." When I look at this kid I see a male. Biology already assigns males, male features testosterone and other biological identifiers. If he was taking estrogen and looked like a female I would most likely call him a she. If you have to tell me what gender you are, thats a problem within itself and thats not my fault.

  • datjerk

    Well HE has a uterus..do what u will with that info

  • Yup, I said it

    Lolololol, do you see my confusion? A mess.

  • Yup, I said it

    We the people need to start suing the ACLU for all this nonsense. They take things too far. Now a person can say they wanna do something like this but we can't hold them or evaluate them until they act on it or actually say they WILL do it. They have a right to terrorize the public and instill fear but we have no recourse until they act.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Notice how quickly this story disappeared from the MSM when we learned the shooters were transvestites/gay.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Transvestites are mentally ill and prone to outbursts. The only reason this don’t happen more often is because they are only 0.6% of the population.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Oh, I forgot. Some of you all believe feminine and friendly is weak. Carry on...... https://media.giphy.com/media/l378uGHV8OxpwZzlC/giphy.gif

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  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Yeah, Devon Erickson does seem to have that James Holmes vibe.

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    I don't care whether what they are! Once again WHITE (terrorist) people shooting up schools.

  • EMILY POST

    Murderous, Gay and White ... yep the American media going to cover this 1 on up..... Bad for the image of whiteness...

  • Witch

    Be happy you're not wanted by these Aids infested humans.
    Nature loves you and that's what matters. Let these human give each other Aids and ypy focus on the beauty of nature.
    You Are Miss Universe.

  • Logan Roberts

    Thugs strike again.

  • brooks hill

    they are confused and dangerous. death penalty please...

  • Chocolate

    Right. When will the medical community admit adding hormone therapy to their already confused state of mind is dangerous both to themselves and others?

  • Coco17

    People will not leave Obama out of there mess will they smh..

  • Li-Wright

    Mental illness again.

  • Li-Wright

    Our governor in Illinois has extended Medicaid so that Transg. can have reassignment surgery. It's a Democratic state. Now the next state over, Iowa refused to extend Medicaid for the surgery. Reassignment surgery is cosmetic surgery. It's not necessary and no insurance companies will cover cosmetic surgery, nor will they cover reassignment surgery.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'm always happy to see April go...September too.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They're trying to colonize Mars as quickly as they can!

  • E Ethel Ballys

    I guess you forgot to mention the children were inside a getaway vehicle, driven by their father, an armed robbery suspect, who ran into two cops attempting vehicular homicide. Cops fired and children were hit.

  • Parent

    So this weirdo transitioned from female to male to be a gay man..

  • Reenaface

    I can certainly understand.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    There's always some turmoil...like the Titanic or Adolf Hitler being born & dying.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was trying to follow the story but I am confused. Is one a gay male and the other a girl transitioning to be a guy?

  • Reenaface

    Yes, those events happened around the month of April.

  • Reenaface

    If I'm not mistaken I think Osama Bin Laden was killed in the month of May?. So much chaos.