Who remembers the hero?

It is the nature of things that massacres that happen are remembered, those that are prevented are forgotten.

Had Salvadore Ramos been shot by an armed teacher as he entered the school in Uvalde, there would have been no bloody child's shirt for society's noisemakers to wave. The event would not appear in the statistical charts of "mass shootings at schools." It would be a minor news story, perhaps a local one.

But that teacher would have been a greater hero than any of the adults on the scene of the actual Robb Elementary School massacre.

And no one would know the hero's name. No one would thank that hero for saving the lives of nineteen children and two adults.

They wouldn't know. No one would know. But it would be true.


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