She protected those kids every second. She refused to let her guard down.
The slain students — Peter Wang, Alaina Petty and Martin Duque — are receiving the medals for their performance during the shooting which “involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities.”
“Fortunately, I have the great luck to be the father of a handful of natural talents.”
“We don’t have art at our school, so I try to do little projects here and there. I think it’s a great creative outlet for students.”
“I never had the perfect daddy figure in my life! But I can honestly say I broke that cycle with my child.”
“I wanted to do something special for my students to inspire them… also while drawing attention to the arts in school.”
“The wait was long, but the love was instant.”
Anthony Borges was shot five times as he heroically put himself between the gunfire and his classmates.
“I’m sorry so much has fallen on you. It’s unfair. All of it. So much stress, so much worry, so much anxiety, so much thought process that already goes into your daily grind. I cannot imagine how this all feels to you right now.”
“Myself and three other boys are supposed to push the table against the door. After that, all the class is going to stand behind us on the back wall.”