Colorado teen called mom while subduing school shooter
Mom on call
Acting on instinct
Castillo was killed, and Jones was shot twice in one leg but said he is recovering quickly.
"She always has been a problem solver for me"
He did, however, have the presence of mind to call his mom.
``She always has been a problem solver for me,'' he said, adding that she told him not to worry. ``It was a pretty quick conversation.
``It was really just something like, `Hey, Mom. There's been a school shooting. I've been involved. The authorities are on the way. They're going to get an ambulance and I'm going to go to the hospital. That's all I got right now for you.'''
Act of bravery
Authorities have said these acts of bravery helped minimize the bloodshed from the attack, which also wounded eight students, all of whom have since been released from the hospital.
``We're going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place at the school,'' Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said shortly after the shooting.
In pic: 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
The two are being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are expected to reveal Wednesday if they are going to charge McKinney as an adult. Colorado law allows prosecutors to file adult charges of serious felonies against 16- and 17-year-olds without prior approval from a judge.