Heroic Teacher Puts Own Life On The Line To Save His Students
Teachers are known for changing student's lives in many ways. Just by teaching them alone, they are improving their lives. But in the horrible instance a student's life is put in danger; that's when a teacher is needed most.
Without hesitation, teacher Brady Olson jumped into action when his student's were in harms way. A student shot a gun inside North Thurston High School in Lacey, WA. Before anyone was hurt, Olson tackled him to the ground. The 16-year-old gunman was taken into custody.
"I reacted in a way that any other teacher would react and at the sound of a gunshot, ... going toward the sound of gunfire rather than away," Olson said in a statement. Students are thanking the teacher for saving their lives. Without his heroic actions, who knows what could have happened.
"I owe Mr. Olson my life. I think we all do. I wouldn't have had the courage to do that," student Joseph Delacruz said.