An emotional and amazing moment came from a group of Ohio students in a wheelchair-bound teacher's classroom after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
Marissa Schimmoeller, a first year English Language Arts teacher at Jefferson High School in Delphos (near Lima), wrote on Facebook that she was dreading facing her students the morning after the Valentine's Day shooting in Florida.
"Soon after class began, a freshman asked me the question I had been dreading since I had heard about the tragedy in Florida. 'Mrs. Schimmoeller,' she asked. 'What will we do if a shooter comes in your room?'"
She knew what she had to say.
"I want you to know that I care deeply about each and every one of you and that I will do everything I can to protect you. But, being in a wheelchair, I will not be able to protect you the way an able-bodied teacher will. And if there is a chance for you to escape, I want you to go. Do not worry about me. Your safety is my number one priority."
The response she got was incredible.
"Slowly, quietly, as the words I had said sunk in, another student raised their hand," Schimmoeller wrote. "She said, 'Mrs. Schimmoeller, we already talked about it. If anything happens, we are going to carry you.'"
Read the teacher's entire post here: