The Hero of Columbine
In 1999 the word Columbine became associated with the worst mass school shooting in US history. Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado armed with guns and pipe bombs. The pair systematically went around the school murdering 12 fellow students and injuring 24 others before committing suicide.
In this photo we see William “Dave” Sanders, a teacher at the school rushing to warn students in the cafeteria that a deadly shooting had broken out. Moments after this photo he was gunned down by Eric Harris who delivered two shots to Sanders’ chest. Sanders’ heroic actions undoubtedly saved hundreds of innocent lives. Sadly, since 1999 there have been numerous school shootings that killed more people than Columbine.