When two teenagers from STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado brought firearms to the school and opened fire killing one student and injuring eight others, Shamson Sundara, a Marine veteran sprang into action and stopped the shootings and saving lives.
While detaining one of the shooters in the hallway, Sundara saw a suspicious person down the hallway with a gun muzzle peeping from his clothes. Sundara opened fire missing the suspect. However, the bullets penetrated the classroom wall, non-critically injuring two students. The person turned out to be a plain clothed law enforcement officer.
The prosecutor let him off the hook for his efforts in stopping the mass shooting, although he did commit him to 50 hours of community service. The prosecutor reached the decision after an agreement with the students’ who sustained the injuries and their families, the Douglas County School District, and the law enforcement agencies.
“Although it was illegal for him to have a gun on the premises, our investigation has determined that his actions were in compliance with applicable law,” the office of the prosecutor said through its spokesman Lee Richards. According to Colorado law, “deadly physical force may be used” when an individual believes they are under the threat of being killed or injured.
The school hired Sundara as a security guard for the school through the BOSS High Level Protection company. The company promoted Sundara after the incident.
“I’ve been through two school shootings and I understand how difficult they are,” Grant Whitus, the company’s Chief Operations officer said. “We stand behind him 100%.”
Whitus indicated that the parents understood Sundara’s actions during the incident.
“They believed in him. They understood what he did. We treat him as a hero and some day everyone else will when the facts come out.”
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