Thursday, April 1, 2010
The article "Deer Creek Middle School math teacher apparently tackled gunman" by Jeremy P. Meyer of The Denver Post is about how a math teacher at Deer Creek Middle School tackled a gunman after he shot one of his students after school in feburary. He called his wife and told her that there has been a shooting at school and that he tackled the shooter. David Benke, the math teacher who tackled the shooter has been working at the school far 10 years and Benke was not injured in this incident, but he did save a lot of young people's lives. At 6 foot 5, Benke reacted fast and calm to prevent anything further to happen.This matters to the community, because we want all of our Colorado school communities to be safe. We need to make sure that this doesn't happen again, and if it does, someone needs to react like David Benke and be a hero. This matters to education because we never want kids to be afraid of school. All schools should do more things to prevent things like this happening so kids can feel safe and comfortable at school instead of being scared and distracted of learning.