Teachers Who Saved The Lives Of Many Students During The Florida Shooting

Date February 19, 2018

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.

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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.

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.

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We wouldn’t even have known there are so many heroes among us, but the price for that was too high.

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