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Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting


In a time when we need them most it seems that there are still heroes among us. This teacher deserves the praise and accolades associated with our top movies stars and pro-athletes;  more really as he has actually done something worthy of praise.

I just wanted to pass on this story to everyone I could as it is something worth blogging about. The negative headlines seem to dominate the media I hope this story of bravery will as well.
LITTLETON, Colo. – The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into action.

Benke confronted the 32-year-old gunman, tackled him and pinned him to the ground with the help of another teacher, stopping what could have been a much more violent encounter in a city all too familiar with tragic school shootings. The shooting occurred in the same city where the Columbine High School massacre happened nearly 11 years ago.

"Unfortunately he got another round off before I could grab him," Benke said. "He figured out that he wasn't going to be able to get another round chambered before I got to him so he dropped the gun and then we were kind of struggling around trying to get him subdued."

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