Faculty Member Tackles School Shooter in South Dakota; Principal Wounded
A South Dakota school shooter was foiled by a heroic faculty member Wednesday after he shot the high school's principal.
The 16-year-old student opened fire with a handgun, wounding Principal Kevin Lein in the arm following an argument.
Despite the wound, Lein got on the intercom to let the students and teachers know what had happened, assuring them he would be OK.
Meantime, a heroic assistant principal, Ryan Rollinger, had just tackled the student, holding him down along with a teacher until police arrived.
Lein is reportedly doing well after suffering a flesh wound and has been released from the hospital.
Students praised Rollinger for stopping what could have been a tragic situation.
so much respect for rollinger, he put his life in danger for hhs, that is the true definition of a hero. #prayforlein
— izzy saunders (@IzzySaunders4) September 30, 2015
Still so surreal that this happened.. Thank you Rollinger, Lein, and staff for everything you did today. We are truly blessed. #prayforLein
— Darien Poelstra (@DarienPoelstra) September 30, 2015