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Ohio HS Student Who Stopped Potential Mass Shooting To Receive STUDENT HERO AWARD

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6 April 2023 1230pm

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending school violence, announced Thursday afternoon that it will be recognizing an alert student at West Geauga High School In Ohio with its National STUDENT HERO AWARD; following their alert, quick action in averting a possible school shooting at the high school.


The student join other heroes against violence in schools this year awarded by the foundation this year; including Nashville Hero Police Officers who responded to the COVENANT SCHOOL SHOOTING & the Virginia School Teacher who led students to safety after being shot by a student, Abby Zwerner.


According to the foundation's release; the awarded student notified a school's resource officer that he had found a bullet in the boys' restroom. The resource officer and school officials combed through video surveillance showing nearly two dozen people had entered the bathroom before the bullet was found. Each student seen on camera was removed from their classroom and interviewed.


Shortly thereafter, an 18 year old student was interviewed, and a 9mm handgun with three loaded magazines was found in his backpack. He was also armed with a knife. Police arrested the student immediately, and students and staff were ordered to temporarily shelter in place while additional law enforcement officers arrived.


Founder of the Uvalde Foundation For Kids, Daniel Chapin noted in the release that, "This student who helped extinguish a possible threat to fellow students, represents the reality of how the climate of violence plaguing our nations schools & threatening student lives can come to an end - Not through gun control or more safety planning meetings; but rather through alert, caring students such as this who refuse to stand by when a potential threat exists."


The foundation also lauded the school for its, "Calm systematic, compassionate & organized approach to addressing the potential threat; of which schools across the nation would do well to echo."


The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

888 685 8464


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