Jonathan Mark Lane saved 16 persons from assault, Moses Lake, Washington, February 2, 1996. A 14-year-old boy armed with a rifle and two handguns entered a junior high school classroom and shot three students and the teacher. Another teacher at the school, Lane, 48, heard the gunshots from nearby and responded to the scene. He entered the classroom and, seeing the armed assailant, sought refuge behind the teacher’s desk. Ordered by the assailant to stand, Lane pleaded with the assailant to put down his weapon, and he helped to secure the release of three students, including two of those who had been wounded. Lane aided in the removal of those students but returned to the room each time. When the assailant told Lane to approach to be taken as hostage, Lane charged the assailant, pinning him. The remaining students thus freed, police who had arrived entered the room and apprehended the assailant. The teacher and two of the students who had been shot died of their wounds.
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