Sadly this week, we had another school splashed across the headlines with reports of an active shooter and school violence. As more information comes out about the situation that unfolded at Sparks Middle School, just outside of Reno, NV., the only thing that remains clear are the steps that Michael Landsberry took to ensure that no additional students were hurt once the shooting had begun. A former Marine, a National Guardsman and a math teacher at the school, Michael Landsberry turned towards the sound of the gun fire and calmly tried to talk to the shooter and get him to put the gun down. Even though he paid with his life, he provided the time needed for the other students to clear the area, undoubtedly saving more lives.
We owe a thanks for the sacrifice of this Marine and all of those serving today – Semper Fidelis