Why isn't this the headline for today: MATH TEACHER CALLED 'HERO' FOR TACKLING GUNMAN IN COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING
This was the 2nd to last news link in the Yahoo! News page. Having watched some of the Today Show this morning, and Fox News, I have yet to hear about it.
I suppose it just goes to show the many things our country is dealing with right now. A deranged shooter at a school just doesn't cut the front page anymore. Is this type of incident so common now that it doesn't shake people up so much? It's horrifying. We are getting so calloused as a nation. There were heroic actions at that school yesterday afternoon. Not only did the math teacher heroically topple the gunman, risking his own life....
Wait a second. AHA! The Today show is on in the background, and it is now being shown. It got about 30 seconds.
.....but the drills practiced so many times that were put in place after the horrible shooting at Columbine High School (only miles away from yesterday's target, Jefferson County School) worked! Sadly, two 8th graders were hospitalized and one is in critical condition, but the tragedy was minimized by the quick action of the teachers and staff to follow the drills.
This should be news! Their plan worked! That is more than Homeland Security can say, in light of the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber. There are so many horrible things happening out there today. We should be learning from mistakes and copying things that work. The math teacher is a hero, but so is Jefferson County School . They took their drills seriously and both teachers and students knew what to do in a crazy moment. And, I might add....the drills worked, but if it weren't for the math teacher, there would have been much more carnage. That is how disasters caused by crazy people are diverted these days. It's the individual hero(s) who is paying attention that ultimately saves lives. Systems help once the crazy and/or evil person is subdued, but the subduing happens because of a hero.