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Would You Play the Role of a Hero or the Bystander?

Andrew Guerin, Staffer

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As the fire alarms scream, you and your class head outside only to hear the sounds of firecrackers and see people running. Then you realize that those aren’t firecrackers.

 

We all know what happened Wednesday, but if you didn’t here is a recap. Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and faculty in his old high school that he was expelled from. Moreover the news spread like wildfire all over the U.S, this includes Smoky Hill where students came the next day and discussed it. If you want to know more I provided three links to news sites about what happened, the victims, and the coach teacher.

 

Of those 17 people, one of the students, Peter Wang was holding the door open so others can escape and was shot and killed. Moreover the assistant football coach and security guard, Aaron Feis put himself in the line of fire to save students. He later died in surgery from a fatal gunshot wound.

 

This brings the topic to mind, what would you do to stop someone from getting hurt? Would you jump in to help them and put your safety in dager to protect theirs? Or would you run away with them? Either way you have the potential to save someone from unnecessary pain.

 

If you less dramatize the violence into a classic bully scene where the strong were picking on the weak, would you still try to help them? Or just be a bystander? Only you can make this decision when the time comes to act.

 

Victims: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/16/parkland-shooting-victims-include-young-students-coach-who-saved-others-in-florida-high-school.html

What Happened?: https://nypost.com/2018/02/14/suspect-in-florida-school-shooting-pulled-fire-alarm-to-create-panic/\

More about Aaron Feis:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/football-coach-florida-school-shooting-trnd/index.html

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Would You Play the Role of a Hero or the Bystander?