Teachers Who Saved The Lives Of Many Students During The Florida Shooting
Authorities say that 17 people were killed during the Florida shooting last Wednesday. It’s considered one of the 10 largest massive shootings in the history of the USA. And while this tragedy has drawn so much attention to itself, there were a few others that didn’t result in so many dead. However, it’s obligatory to speak about them and raise the awareness of people and government that they need to take some action.
More and more people are voicing their concern over what’s been happening in the country for the last few years. School shootings have become something very common. Over just 7 weeks of 2018, there have been 8 shootings at the US schools.
We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 15, 2018
The tragedy has proved once again there are so many heroes among us. Unfortunately, they lost their lives to save others.
Scott Beigel, 35, wasn’t only a Geography teacher at the school where the tragedy happened but also a counselor. He was shot to death when protecting the lives of his students.
Aaron Feiss, 37, was a football coach. He just threw himself on top of students and shielded them with his body.
Chris Hixon, 49, the athletic director, was shot to death while protecting his students from the bullets of the gunman.
This is 35 year old, Scott Beigel, he was a Geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Beigel was murdered after letting students take shelter in his classroom & got in the way of the shooter as he tried to enter the class. Beigel saved many lives.
— Simar (@sahluwal) February 15, 2018
— Chad Williams (@chad_williams05) February 15, 2018
These teachers showed they could sacrifice their lives for others to live on and be strong, protecting their houses and their country. However, they weren’t the only ones brave enough.
Mrs. Shanthi Viswanathan, for example, applied all her knowledge and protective skills to save the students of her Algebra class. She came up with an idea of covering windows with paper and didn’t want to let even a SWAT team to enter in.
We wouldn’t even have known there are so many heroes among us, but the price for that was too high.
"He was just an amazing person," student Kelsey Friend says of geography teacher Scott Beigel, killed in shooting. "He will forever be in my heart and forever be my hero, because he basically saved my life. If it wasn't for him, I might not be here today." https://t.co/bXmQfIkSIV pic.twitter.com/l023eTUdS6
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 16, 2018
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 15, 2018
This is Chris Hixon, he’s 49 years old & was Parkland High School’s athletic director. Hixon served as a US Naval Reservist in 2007. He won a state championship in 2016. Hixon was protecting students when he was senselessly murdered in Florida. pic.twitter.com/qX7PpmQBwk
— Simar (@sahluwal) February 15, 2018
It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis. He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories pic.twitter.com/O181FvuHl3
— MS Douglas Football (@MSDEagles) February 15, 2018
Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval bullets covering other students at Douglas . pic.twitter.com/8AMG7t6tpH
— Charlie Rothkopf (@RothkopfCharlie) February 14, 2018
Two heroic teachers who defended their students and were killed by the shooter, Aaron Feis & Scott Beigel. They stood like a wall in front of the shooter, American heroes pic.twitter.com/Ug2lTrJIJZ
— Yanki יענקי פרבר (@yankifarber) February 16, 2018
Chris Hixon, Scott Beigel, Aaron Freis. 3 teachers died protecting their students. Fred Rogers, the real man behind the kid’s show Mr. Rogers, said his mother told him, “Look for the helpers.” These were some of those helpers. These are the people whose names we should remember.
— Holly Scheer (@HScheer1580) February 16, 2018