School Shooting Rampage ended when ‘HERO’ teacher confronted gunman

School Shooting Rampage ended when ‘HERO’ teacher confronted gunman

Student who witnessed the shooting at a High School in Washington last Friday is giving credit to a teacher as a real life ‘hero’.

Megan Silberberger

The teenage gunman who opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Washington state last week may have had more victims had it not been for the bold actions of a young teacher. Witnesses say Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, shot and killed a female student and wounded four others in the crowded lunchroom at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday, about 34 miles north of Seattle. Megan Silberberger, a teacher, was in a nearby office when she heard the shots, said Randy Davis, president of the Marysville Education Association.

“She ran into the cafeteria and saw students down,” said Davis. Silberberger also saw a gunman.

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“She ran towards the shooter,” he said, “to stop… and help secure (him).”

Davis would not reveal details of the confrontation, but one student who witnessed it told CNN affiliate KIRO what he saw.

“She just grabbed his arm,” said Erick Cervantes. “She’s the one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her.”

“I believe she’s actually the real hero,” Cervantes said. Silberberger declined CNN’s request to be interviewed but issued this statement: “I am thankful and grateful for the support from everyone. At this time I am requesting privacy.”

We should all give thanks for good and brave teachers who spend their days teaching our kids and in emergency situations are willing to risk their lives for our kids.

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