Clayton Sandell Biography
Clayton Sandell is an ABC News correspondent who is based in Denver. He is American by nationality. He grew up in Riverside, California.
He attended John W. North High School. After finishing high school, he attended the University of California where he graduated with a degree in political science.
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He began his professional career as a disc jockey at KRTM radio in Temecula, California. He later joined KCKC radio (now KPWK) in San Bernardino where he was a reporter and an anchor.
Before he joined ABC News back in 2000, he worked as a radio reporter covering the Riverside-San Bernardino region for KFWB, a Los Angeles news radio station. He also worked as a producer at Finley Holiday Films in Whittier California.
He was writing and editing award-winning space and science documentaries. He joined ABC News in 2000 and he has been based in Denver since July 2009. He worked as a producer for ABC News when he was in the Washington D.C bureau.
He covered the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Malaysia and Australia and stayed overseas for several weeks in 2014. He also covered the trial and conviction of gunman, James Holmes. He has covered hard news and feature stories for ABC News and he is nicknamed resident Star Wars fan.
He helped take the audience beyond the gates of the famed Skywalker Ranch in Northern California to meet the Oscar-nominated sound design team behind “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with a 30 minute 2018 mini-documentary from ABC News Features.
Director Rian Johnson was featured in this project including also Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce. He reported on the evacuees in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. He also reported on the explosions and fires at the Arkema chemical plant located in Crosby.
In 2017, he covered the federal civil trial involving Taylor Swift and her countersuit against former Denver radio DJ David Mueller. He broadcasted live from the Little Green Man Days festival in Kelly after traveling to Kentucky for the Great American Eclipse.
He files for all ABC News broadcasts, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, This Week and Nightline from his home base in Denver. He also contributes frequently for ABC News Radio and ABC News Digital. He appears mainly on the show, Inside Marvel: Darth Vader.
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Guard at Colorado school shooting may have shot at deputies, wounded student amid the chaos
Guard at Colorado school shooting may have shot at deputies, wounded student amid chaos: Source originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
An armed security guard at a Colorado school may have mistakenly fired on sheriff’s deputies and wounded a student amid a highly chaotic shooting rampage at the campus this week, authorities told ABC News on Thursday.
Investigators are probing the security guard’s actions during the chaos that broke out Tuesday afternoon at the Highlands Ranch STEM School when two students allegedly opened fire on classmates, killing one student and injuring others, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told ABC News.
Detectives are trying to determine if gunshots directed at Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene were mistakenly fired by the security guard, whose name has not been released, and whether the guard shot and wounded a student during the episode, a law enforcement official said.
The source cautioned that the investigation is in the early stages and investigators are speaking with the security guard to determine all the facts.
A Douglas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman would not comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the security guard restrained one of the shooting suspects until deputies arrived.
The school’s security officer is employed by BOSS High-Level Protection
The twist in the investigation was first reported by NBC affiliate station KUSA-TV in Denver.
Grant Whitus, chief executive officer of Boss High-Level Protection, told ABC News on Thursday that the guard was interviewed by investigators for about an hour following the shooting and was released. He declined to elaborate on what the guard told investigators.
He said the guard has not been interviewed since.
Whitus said his security guards are armed with 9mm handguns and follow the same rules of engagement as law enforcement officers: Guards may only discharge their weapons in the event of an imminent threat of life.
Just before 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday, a pair of alleged gunmen, both students at the school, opened fire at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. An 18-year-old student, identified as Kendrick Castillo, was shot to death when he charged one of the gunmen inside a classroom in an attempt to stop the shooting, police, and witnesses said.
Castillo and another student were able to disarm one of the alleged shooters and pin him to the ground, fellow student Brendan Bialy told ABC News.
“There was no questioning. There was no hesitation. There was no looking around,” Billy, 18, said of Castillo.
Both suspects appeared in court Wednesday afternoon. The adult suspect, 18-year-old Devon Erickson, has been charged with murder. The other suspect, a juvenile, has not been identified and any charges against him are not yet known.
Police have yet to comment on a motive for the shooting.
The shooting happened less than 10 miles from Columbine High School, where on April 20, 1999, two gunmen, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher.