As Seattle school mourns, teacher hailed as hero

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As a Seattle community tries to make sense of a deadly high school shooting and four students continue recovering in hospitals, community members took some solace in a first-year social studies teacher who may have minimized the bloodshed.

After a student opened fire with a .40-caliber handgun in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday, Megan Silberberger confronted the shooter, according to witnesses and the school union’s president.

“He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck,” student Eric Cervantes told KIRO-TV. “I believe she’s actually the real hero.”

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