Ohio school shooting proves teachers deserve more appreciation

A school shooting incident in Ohio this morning has once again proved why teachers are basically real-life heroes. Earlier this morning, four students from Chardon High School were injured and one died after a gunman began shooting inside the school's cafeteria. And though the story is still developing, we do know that an extremely brave teacher is the one responsible for chasing the shooter out of the building.

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Reports have just identified the gunman as T.J. Lane. Lane first opened fire during first period while students were eating breakfast in the cafeteria.  The teacher, whose name we don't know yet, then chased the boy out. Since then, the school has been evacuated and Lane has been put in custody.

According to CNN, a parent of children who attend the high school believes the gunman had specific targets and was not shooting randomly.

I can't even imagine what it must have been like to be in that school and to act as quickly and courageously as that teacher did! If it wasn't for him, who knows how many other kids would have been injured or killed in this horrific situation? One death is already one too many.

The incident truly brings to light the strength teachers must have to do their job. They already take on the hefty responsibility of educating kids on a daily basis. And events like this shooting only add to the difficulty and scrutiny they face in their career. As news continues to break around this story, it's important to be thankful not only for this teacher, but to also appreciate all those who devote their lives to their students.   

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