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 namedsprung 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 . The shooting occurred in the same city where the 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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