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STEM shoots suspiciously cracked jokes about killing classmates

One of the Colorado charter schools shot suspects "always joking" about massacring his classmates, a former student says. Devon Erickson, 18, "was whispering, like being very close and kindly putting your arm around you and whispering in your ear," Don't come to school tomorrow, "former student Kevin Cole explained in an interview with" Today. " " We were not surprised who it was because you could see it coming from a mile away, but the fact that he actually did it …, Cole said. "For the whole time I was at STEM, he always joked about it." Officials at the STEM School Highlands Ranch were reportedly warned five months before this week's lethal attack of a "perfect storm" brewing campus for "a repetition of Columbine." Parents had complained about bullying, sexual abuse and violence. "While STEM took statements seriously, our investigation showed no evidence to support any of the accusations that arose in the anonymous complaint," said School Executive Director Penelope Eucker in a statement this week. Kevin Cole, a former classmate of Devon Erickson, says there were signs that something could go wrong. NBC News Erickson, a senior, allegedly opened fire to his classmates with a gun – along with another student, Alec McKinney, who is a woman but identifies as male – just three days before graduating . A student, Kendrick Castillo, was killed and eight others were injured. "Kendrick was definitely one of the people who should have survived," Cole said. "Without everyone there he was really…

One of the Colorado charter schools shot suspects “always joking” about massacring his classmates, a former student says.

Devon Erickson, 18, “was whispering, like being very close and kindly putting your arm around you and whispering in your ear,” Don’t come to school tomorrow, “former student Kevin Cole explained in an interview with” Today. “

” We were not surprised who it was because you could see it coming from a mile away, but the fact that he actually did it …, Cole said. “For the whole time I was at STEM, he always joked about it.”

Officials at the STEM School Highlands Ranch were reportedly warned five months before this week’s lethal attack of a “perfect storm” brewing campus for “a repetition of Columbine.”

Parents had complained about bullying, sexual abuse and violence.

“While STEM took statements seriously, our investigation showed no evidence to support any of the accusations that arose in the anonymous complaint,” said School Executive Director Penelope Eucker in a statement this week.

Kevin Cole, a former classmate of Devon Erickson, says there were signs that something could go wrong. NBC News

Erickson, a senior, allegedly opened fire to his classmates with a gun – along with another student, Alec McKinney, who is a woman but identifies as male – just three days before graduating . A student, Kendrick Castillo, was killed and eight others were injured.

“Kendrick was definitely one of the people who should have survived,” Cole said. “Without everyone there he was really the best of us.”

Erickson and McKinney will appear in court next week after retrieving a Friday afternoon hearing. Their appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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