A school teacher quickly became a hero during the deadly shooting that took place at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana this past Thursday.
The teacher reportedly jumped in front of her co-worker to protect her and was then able to pull the fire alarm, even after being shot in the leg. According to E! Online, Gov. Bobby Jindal had this say about the horrific ordeal:
“Her friend literally jumped over her, and in her account actually saved her life,” Jindal said at a press conference, after he visited with victims at a hospital. “If she hadn’t done that…that bullet, she believed it would have hit her in the head.”
He continued, “Even though she was shot in the leg, she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm to help save other lives,” and added that the teachers were simply enjoying a night out before the school year started up again.
“Today is a day that not only angers but saddens all of us,” Jindal said. “This is an awful night that brings us together as a community.”
Prior to the shooter entering the movie theater, reports say he switched his license plates and kept wigs in the hotel room he was staying in, with intentions of disguising himself.
We pray for the Lafayette community during this devastating time.