Monday, December 17, 2012

Sandy Hook Hero: Abbey Clements

You must read this fantastic article.  It focuses on the heroes of Sandy Hook and not the gunman.  Morgan Freeman would be proud.  Or maybe not.

The article states, "If anybody wanted to know the kind of people who become teachers, they need only read of the bravery of the staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

Isn't that the truth?  Has Mike Rowe done an episode of Dirty Jobs where he tackles the role of public school teacher?  If not, he should.  I can think of fewer tougher jobs on this planet.

Here's my personal favorite heroic story from the article:

"Trying to calm the children, [Abbey Clements] attempted to muffle the haunting sounds of gunshots and screams broadcasting over the intercom and read them stories." 

Now that's a badass teacher.  Reading to her students to keep them calm in the midst of all the chaos?  That takes some nerve.  No one should ever make fun of bookworms again.  Remember the superhero jokes that spread across the internet when Mayor Cory Booker rescued a woman from a burning building?  This was my favorite one:

@MilesGrant wrote: When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep.

Looks like now when Chuck Norris has nightmares, Abbey Clements can read him stories until he falls back asleep.

Abbey Clements, you're my hero!