The charges were filed on the same day a memorial service was scheduled for Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old student who was killed while trying to stop the May 7 attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, which is not far from the scene of the 1999 Columbine massacre. Neither Erickson nor McKinney spoke beyond quietly answering the judge with yes or no. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office declined to comment.
His casket was draped with yellow and blue flowers that represented the colors of the STEM School Highlands Ranch, and the stage of the church where the service was held was adorned with symbols of his passion for science, the outdoors and his faith.
A photograph of student Kendrick Castillo stands amid a display of tributes outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the attack on the school that left Castillo dead and others injured in Highlands Ranch, Colo., on May 14, 2019.
Fanaro says she reached out to various administrators of local Jeep clubs, then connected with Castillo's family, who approved the Jeep convoy.
Devon Erickson, 18, and Maya McKinney, 16, were both scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at 10 a.m. for their formal charges hearing. Almost a thousand drivers signed up, and even drivers who are not participating say they plan to show their support by having the school's colors - blue and yellow - somewhere on their Jeep.
The Douglas County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday it had turned over the investigation into the security guard's actions to a special prosecutor from neighboring El Paso County. The defense wants the case sent back to juvenile court.
Castillo along with classmates Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones are credited with helping minimize the bloodshed by charging at one of the suspects in a classroom.
Two news organizations citing anonymous sources reported that authorities are investigating whether the guard mistakenly fired at a responding sheriff's deputy and may have wounded a student.
Jones was shot twice in the leg during the incident.
Parents recommended a number of solutions to the districts, including metal detectors, one-way entrances into schools, armed security guards and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons.
Jones, 18, said Tuesday that he is recovering quickly from his wounds, but said emotionally he's "still in a bit of a funk".
The shooting happened almost three weeks after the neighbouring town of Littleton marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School attack that killed 13 people. The two schools are separated by about 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of Denver.