UPDATE: February 16, 2018
The Broward Education Foundation has set up a GoFundMe page to help the families of the Parkland shooting victims.
News reports from the Valentine’s Day shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High include stories of the heroes who rose up to protect the students inside the school.
The Miami Herald reports that Ernie initially thought a routine drill caused the ruckus in the school, which was near its end.
But that’s when he and the rest of the school heard shots ring out. The teacher immediately told the students in the hall to run back into their classroom.
Ernie tried steering them into the rooms, but by the time he reached his own classroom, the shooter appeared at the end of the hallway.
As the teacher looked at the shooter, a bullet grazed his cheek.
Ernie was undeterred, though, rushing to get more kids out of the line of fire. Police eventually arrived and escorted Ernie out of the building, along with the students he’d saved.
According to WXYZ, Ernie is doing well after his gunshot wound. The Miami Herald reports that the accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, is a former student of Ernie’s.
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