“We have the technology. We have ways to make our kids safer, and we have to do it.”
Marissa Schimmoeller, a ninth and tenth grade English teacher at Delphos Jefferson High School in Delphos, Ohio, was dreading having to face her students the day after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Many teachers across the country shared the same worries of addressing an active shooter plan, but for Schimmoeller, who is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy, …
“No child should have to look down at a friend lying in a coffin and watch as their family kisses them goodbye.”
“I look up and the troopers, without hesitation, are opening their wallets and handing over their credit cards.”
“I hope that our parents’ random act of kindness inspires many other schools to do the same. Our kids can always use an extra boost of happiness and joy.”
“I would’ve died if it wasn’t for Peter. He made sure I wasn’t bullied at our first school.”
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.”
Anthony Borges was shot five times as he heroically put himself between the gunfire and his classmates.
“Just know, I love you,” the frightened younger brother texted as the gunman was on his rampage.