Joshua Jones, an 18-year-old senior at STEM School Highlands Ranch, said during a news conference Tuesday he was watching "The Princess Bride" in his British literature class when a classmate pulled a gun and told everyone to stay still.
All of the students who were injured in the shooting have been released from the hospital.
Devon Erickson, 18, accused of taking part in a deadly school shooting at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse where he faces murder and attempted murder charges, in Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S., May 15, 2019.
Erickson and McKinney appeared in court to face dozens of criminal charges that include murder, attempted murder, arson and theft. Slade denied the prosecution's request to make some of the documents public but said she will address the issue at the next hearing on June 7.More news: Putin Urges Tehran to Stick to Nuclear Deal
Prosecutors have said they will decide whether to charge 16-year-old Alec McKinney as an adult alongside 18-year-old Devon Erickson.
A spokeswoman for El Paso County District Attorney Dan May confirmed that they are investigating the incident involving the security guard.
When a memorial service was held today at a Colorado church for Kendrick Castillo, the streets around the church were filled with Jeeps. While he looked down with his face hidden by his dyed hair before, Erickson's face was visible in the latest proceeding and he looked forward toward the judge while attorneys discussed the case.
Attorneys for one of the students charged with opening fire at his suburban Denver school plan to try to move his case back to juvenile court. "But from the word 'Go, ' they have made it clear, 'Our intention is to be here for every single hearing, ' and today I think is a good example of that".
Brauchler also revealed that he has asked an outside prosecutor to investigate whether charges should be filed against a private security guard who has been credited with apprehending one of the suspects in a school hallway.More news: A new James Bond Aston Martin for $3.5 million - battering rams included
Two classmates, Joshua Jones and Brendan Bialy, helped disarm the gunman, they both told ABC News. "Adrenaline and tunnel vision are a insane thing", said Jones, who described himself as just a normal teenage kid. Brauchler would not provide details on the investigation of the security guard.
This was the first time the Douglas County Sheriff's Office led a procession for a civilian.
The shooting happened just after 2 p.m.at the school, which teaches kindergarten through 12th grade and has more than 1,800 students. Jones said he was shot twice in the leg. Bialy said he was able to take the attacker's weapon.
The attack occurred less than a month after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in nearby Littleton, in which two students shot 13 people to death before committing suicide.
ABC News, citing an unnamed law enforcement official, reported last week that the security guard may have mistakenly fired on sheriff's deputies called to the scene and wounded a student in the chaos.More news: Uber's new 'quiet mode' lets you avoid small talk with drivers