Marine Poolee Subdues Colorado High School Shooter

Marine Poolee Subdues Colorado High School Shooter

The United States Marine Corps has confirmed that Brendan Bialy, a current poolee in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program (DEP), assisted in subduing an active shooter at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019.

Brendan’s courage and commitment to swiftly ending this tragic incident at the risk of his own safety is admirable and inspiring. His decisive actions resulted in the safety and protection of his teachers and fellow classmates.

Brendan joined the DEP July 12, 2018 out of Recruiting Sub-station Parker, CO, and is scheduled to ship to recruit training this summer.

For more information concerning the details of the incident, please contact local authorities. (Link)

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36 comments


  • Victor Burk

    Way to go Brandon! It looks like you have what it will take to join our brotherhood. Let us know when you earn the title. Remember, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”

    “Uncommon Valor was a common virtue”

    Cpl. V. R. Burk USMC 1970 – 1976


  • Reinhold Woykowski

    The Marines are looking for a Few Good Men (that was the old saying) and you are one of them. Semper Fi USMC 1972-1974


  • Sgt Court Conkwright

    Great job Brother! You picked the right service to get into. You will never be sorry you are joining the Corps. You are showing your will to fight and back up your friends. You will fit in just right with the Marines.
    Semper Fi
    Sgt Court Conkwright USMC
    1962 – 1967 Parris Island and 2nd Marine Corps Div.


  • Sgt T.K. Shimono

    Great job!!! Like we said during bootcamp in 1959, Marines always run to the sounds of gunfire. Boot camp should be easy for you. You know what it takes to become a Marine! Semper Fi.


  • norbert miller

    semper fi – this what makes the corps great, young men with courage and the guts to act!!!!


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