One of the suspects in the Colorado school shooting reportedly posted about hating “all these Christians who hate gays” in 2014.
“You know what I hate?” Devon Erickson, 18, wrote on Facebook in 2014, according to a news report on Wednesday. “All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the Bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn’t do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that. But all they get out of it is ‘ewwwwww gays.'”
The original Facebook post is no longer available to view. The other suspect has not been publicly identified but some reports indicated that the individual was a transgender male transitioning to female. Erickson is due to appear in court on Wednesday.
The shooting, which happened at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, wounded 8 individuals and claimed the life of Kendrick Castillo, a senior who tried to tackle one of the suspects. Authorities have not determined a motive yet.
Brendan Bialy, a Marine recruit, reportedly tackled one of the two suspects. An armed security guard at the school detained one of the shooters.