The History Teacher Who Became a Hero

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What an incredible story!

 

The history teacher who helped resolve a hostage situation at gunpoint in West Virginia on Tuesday, while the rest of the student body evacuated (above), did “a miraculous job,” according to the school’s superintendent, Jeffrey Woofter. (Photo: AP Photo/Ben Queen) 

A history teacher is being hailed as a hero for talking down a pistol-toting 14-year-old who took a classroom hostage at Philip Barbour High School in West Virginia on Tuesday. 

Shortly after 1 p.m., according to WSLS, the student — whom Barbour County Schools superintendent Jeffrey Woofter called a “very troubled young man” — pulled out a gun in a classroom of 29 students, just as classes were about to change, and took them hostage. The educator (whom Woofter would not name) did “a miraculous job, calming the student, maintaining order in the class,” he said. 

At gunpoint the teacher reportedly talked with the teen and persuaded him not to allow more students into the classroom. The turned-away students were then able to notify another teacher, who alerted administrators to call 911 and evacuate the rest of the 724-student body to the football stadium. 

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