Date registered: Mar 2005
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ANOTHER school shooting
After killing his father...
School shooting suspect charged with killing father
(CNN) -- A 19-year-old who was taken into custody following a school shooting Wednesday afternoon was charged with killing his father earlier in the day, according to the Orange County, North Carolina, sheriff's office.
The teen fired eight shots at Orange High School, injuring two students and sending others running for cover, police and parents told local media outlets.
Alvaro Rafael Castillo of Hillsborough "was firing [two] weapons when deputies approached him" after 1 p.m., the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Deputies ordered him to put down his weapons, Castillo complied and the officers handcuffed him, the statement said.
After being taken into custody Castillo told deputies that he had killed his father, Rafael Huezo Castillo, according to the sheriff's office.
The body of Rafael Huezo Castillo was found in his home. He died from injuries that "appeared to be inflicted by a firearm," the sheriff's office said.
As the teen was walked to jail, hands cuffed in front of him, he was asked why he killed his father, The Associated Press reported.
"Sacrifice. The world is cruel," he said, according to AP. "We all have to sacrifice. Somebody had to put him out of his misery. He abused all of us."
Castillo has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father. Charges in the school shooting are pending.
A preliminary investigation indicates "that the shooting at the school and the murder were preplanned," according to the sheriff's office.
The teen is scheduled to appear Thursday in Orange County District Court, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies searched the van that Castillo drove to the school and found ammunition, weapons and homemade pipe bombs, the sheriff's office said.
The television station News 14 reported that two guns were on the ground outside a gray minivan in the parking lot. One appeared to be a shotgun, the other a rifle, the station reported.
Brad Davis, whose daughter, Rebecca, is a junior at the high school, told The News & Observer in Raleigh that a telephone message sent to parents identified the shooter as a former student.
Linda Miller told News 14 that her daughter called her from the school during the shooting.
"She said, 'Mommy, mommy, please come get me,' " Miller told the television station. "She said, 'The shooters are in our school.' ... And I hear all of these kids running around and screaming."
A female student was wounded in the shoulder by gunfire and a male student was injured by broken glass, WTVD-TV reported.
School district spokeswoman Anne D'Annunzio told The News & Observer in Raleigh that both victims "are fine for now."
Junior Scott Nicholson told The News & Observer that he and friends were eating lunch in the cafeteria when they heard gunshots.
"Teachers started yelling, 'Get down!' " he told the newspaper. "People started rushing into the cafeteria from outside, and those were some scary faces."
The students began taking cover under tables and chairs, Nicholson said.
Hillsborough is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Orange High has 1,009 students in grades nine through 12, the school Web site states.