Cecil T. Brinkley saved an indeterminate number of persons from possible assault, Conyers, Georgia, May 20, 1999. A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a rifle inside the high school he attended, wounding six other students. He then fled the school and abandoned the rifle but, remaining just outside the building, produced a loaded revolver and fired it. Following the assailant, Brinkley, 60, assistant principal, exited the building and saw that the assailant was closer to another of the building’s doors. Brinkley re-entered the building, approached that door, then opened it and walked toward the assailant, urging him repeatedly to hand over the gun. The assailant did so when Brinkley reached him. Brinkley unloaded then secured the weapon as other school personnel detained the assailant for police, who arrived shortly. All of the wounded students survived.
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