There are many unsung heroes from Monday’s school shooting that left seven dead (six victims and the shooter), including teachers that ushered kids to safety. Some headed through the wood line seeking shelter at the fire department, while others crossed Hillsboro Road, gathering at an apartment until given the clear.
Jason Hoffman was driving down Hillsboro Road when he heard gunfire.
“I think I heard at least maybe 10-15 shots,” Hoffman explained.
He says he hunkered down, seeking cover in his car as he tried to leave the area before a woman, who appeared to be a teacher, jumped out of the wood line, waving him down with dozens of children.
“When I saw the kids coming out of the woods, it just really hit me,” he said.
Without hesitation, Hoffman began stopping traffic on the busy four-lane road.
“As soon as I jumped out of the car and stuck my arms out, people to the left and then in front of me were jumping out, ‘What’s going on?’ But they were concerned about the children and let’s get them across the street to safety,” Hoffman said.