I just read "Deer Creek Middle School math teacher apparently tackled gunman" by Jeremy P. Meyer of The Denver Post about how a math teacher at Deer Creek Middle School tackled a gunman after he shot one of his students after school today. He called his wife and told her that there has been a shooting at school and that he tackled the shooter. David Benke, the math teacher who tackled the shooter has been working at the school far 10 years now. Benke was not injured in this incident, but he did save a lot of young people's lives. At 6 foot 5, Benke reacted fast and calm to prevent anything further to happen.
This matters to the community, because we want all of our Colorado school communities to be safe. We need to make sure that this doesn't happen again, and if it does, someone needs to react like David Benke and be a hero. This matters to education because we never want kids to be afraid of school. This also reminds me of my dad who is a teacher. He works at Columbine High School and was in the main office the day of their shootings over ten years ago. I was only 3 years old when it happened and don't remember anything specific about it but we still talk about it so I remember it that way. Nobody should feel afraid to go to school for this reason.