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“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery

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Yesterday, close to Sacramento in Sparks, Nevada, another teacher lost his life protecting students:

Student Jose Cazares said he was hanging out with friends when they heard what they thought were firecrackers. He said he saw a boy shoot two students. He said the boy then aimed the gun at his chest, but Landsberry stepped between him and the shooter.

“He was telling him to stop and put the gun down. Then the kid, he yelled out ‘No!’ Like, he was yelling at him, and he shot him,” Jose told NBC’s show Tuesday. “He (Landsberry) was calm, he was holding out his hand like, ‘put the gun in my hand.’”

Landsberry “sacrificed his life to take our kids into safety,” Marisela Cazares told . ”I thank him for that. He’s a true hero.

Here’s an NBC video clip on what happened:

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Teachers who get the highest marks for heroism is an NBC article on other instances of teacher bravery.

Two other previously posted “Best” lists share other examples:

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting

The Best Multimedia For Learning About The Midwest & Oklahoma Tornadoes

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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