The reports out of Newton are starting to coalesce into a story instead of a pile of wild speculations. In all of these stories we eventually hear about the heroes. The people who ran towards danger instead of away. The people who shielded others at the risk of themselves. The ones who got their charges to safety when all around them was chaos. (From the National Post of Canada)
Hochsprung [The school Principal] and Sherlach [The school psychologist] ran out of the room, toward the shots. “They didn’t think twice about confronting or seeing what was going on,” Day said. Hochsprung lunged at the gunman when she confronted him, officials say. She was killed. Sherlach is also believed to have been killed.
Bare hands against gunfire. A sickening choice, but she had no other choices available to her.
One Congressman thinks she should have had the tools to match her courage.
President Lincoln would have called it her “last full measure of devotion.” Couldn’t we have armed her so she could have succeeded?
Representative Gohmert is no stranger to this sort of violence. (From Raw Story)
Gohmert became emotional as he continued: “You know, having been and judge and having reviewed photographs of these horrific scenes and knowing that children have these defensive wounds — gunshots through their arms and hands as they try to protect themselves — and hearing the heroic stories the principal, lunging trying to protect — Chris, I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up. So, when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.”
We have been systematically trained in society to be passive and let the “authorities” handle it. We have been asked to be victims who await rescue by the agents of a benevolent state. Yet we ignore the fact that the agents of the state were already there. I maintain that if you don’t trust the teachers and the principal with guns, you shouldn’t trust them with your children. This principal proved she could be trusted with the children. It’s sad that our society makes her prove it by getting murdered instead of allowing her the tools she needs to win.