Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Former Alabama middle school student and employee holds several students at gunpoint

Back in February, a former student and summer employee entered the Chelsea Middle School, in Chelsea, Alabama, and held a number of students at gunpoint.

Luckily, a heroic PE teacher prevented a shooting and, with the help of a school resource officer, apprehended the would-be shooter, and no shots were fired.

From an article:
Shelby County schools Superintendent Randy Fuller said the man entered the school about 3:10 p.m. and held several students at gunpoint. 
He was apprehended at about 3:30 p.m. by a school resource officer and other Shelby County deputies. 
The suspect's name was not released, but officials said he's in his early 20s. 
Tracy Dale Greene, father of a student there, said a physical education teacher at the school is a hero. 
"(My daughter) told me that the PE teacher was a hero," Greene said. "She jumped in between the gunman and students and said '911 locker room' on the radio," to alert school officials of the intruder.
The school will have classes Wednesday, said Cindy Warner, spokeswoman for Shelby County Schools. 
Several law enforcement and school system officials were on the scene shortly before 5 p.m. The entrance to the building is taped off. In addition to the sheriff's office, the FBI, ATF, and Alabama State Troopers were also on the scene.

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