Amer­ica still has some real he­roes

Western Mail - - STATE SIDE -

JASON Sea­man rep­re­sents the best of Amer­ica.

At a time when school shoot­ings have seen pis­tol-tot­ing cops freeze, the un­armed sev­enth grade teacher didn’t hes­i­tate to act as he wres­tled a gun­man to the ground after he burst into his In­di­ana school room.

While Pres­i­dent Trump would like to see ed­u­ca­tors armed, the self­less 29-year-old showed how strong lead­er­ship and courage can stop such aw­ful tragedies.

Some may ar­gue he was fool­ish, oth­ers say he was heroic – ei­ther way he put the safety of his pupils above his own.

Fol­low­ing his re­lease from hospi­tal – he was shot three times – the In­di­ana science teacher has played down his role in­stead say­ing his “ac­tions that day, in my mind, were the only ac­cept­able ac­tions.”

That is how a true hero thinks and speaks. With hu­mil­ity and grace. No bom­bast, no self­con­grat­u­la­tion.

Thank God there are still peo­ple like this.

Mod­est: Teacher Jason Sea­man tack­led a gun­man bare handed

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