A Washington state high school teacher, Brady Olson, has averted what could have been another tragedy after he disarmed and arrested a 16-year-old student shooter.
Brave teacher disarms student gunman with bare hands, saves lives
Brady Olson, a teacher, has averted another school shooting tragedy after he tackled and disarmed a student shooter in the school where he taught. Olson is being called a hero even though he says he has done nothing special...
gathered that Olson, an AP government and civics instructor, at North Thurston High School, tackled the shooter who opened fire into the ceiling at about 7:30 am.
Cmdr. Joe Upton of the Lacey Police Department in Lacey, Wash., told The Washington Post, that "a teacher [Olson] tackled the young man after the second shot was fired."
Olson is being seen as a hero for his bravery and the school district spokeswoman, Courtney Schrieve, believed he saved a lot of lives b his action.
“He is a very brave man who probably saved a lot of people today,” Schrieve told KCPQ.
But Olson feels he did nothing special.
As always, students come first, and today was no different," he said in a statement published on the school's website.
"I reacted in a way that any other teacher would react..."
But Lacey Police Commander, Chris Ward, feels the act is heroic.
"I think it's heroic, “he told King 5 News.
"People rise to the occasion when they need to do something. I think, in this case, it probably prevented worse things from happening."
Many students like @TytlerGage have taken to Twitter to praise the teacher:
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