This is amazing. During the recent school shooting in Florida, members of JROTC used Kevlar mats normally used for target practice to shield escaping students and saved lives in the process.
ABC News reports:
JROTC enlistees shield classmates, teachers from Florida shooter using Kevlar pads
When two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) captains heard gunshots after training with cadets, they used classroom materials to barricade and protect students.
Company commander Capt. Zackary Walls, 17, and Capt. Colton Haab, 17, told ABC News that they ended formations early to head back to their classrooms shortly before a fire alarm went off and the shooting began.
“Around 2:30 I hear the bell ring for the fire alarm and we start heading out,” Walls said. “I’m leading the line and we’re heading out and it just so happens our fire zone was exactly where the shooter was,” but, Walls added, he did not see the shooter.
“I heard the first two or three shots, I knew it was gunshots and I look back at all the kids behind me, there’s 60 kids looking at me [asking], ‘What do I do, where do I go’ I just yell, ‘get back in the classroom,'” Walls said.
Here’s a video:
2 JROTC students at Stoneman Douglas describe how they led & protected classmates from the shooting by shielding them with kevlar mats they had from JROTC. Many lives were probably saved thanks to the leadership of these JROTC students during the shooting.pic.twitter.com/y5AGLULrsd
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) February 16, 2018
What an amazing thing they did!