Heroic Teen

In my last post, I shared my disgust about how nobody did anything to stop a recent beating on a school bus in Belleville, Illinois.  My conclusion is that we need more kids who will step up and help those who are in danger of abuse.  We need more parents, teachers, and coaches to show kids when and how to deal with bullies.

Well, here’s a young man who deserves all the praise in the world.  He’s the real deal.  Meet Kaleb Eulls.

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MSNBC reported: Eulls first opened the emergency door in the back and told the other kids to get off the bus. At the same time, he tried to get the girl to focus on him.  “I just tried to catch her attention to get the girl to point the gun directly at me and not at anyone else,” Eulls said. For several tense minutes, as panicked kids tried to get off the bus, Eulls faced the girl, calmly telling her to either give him the gun or put it down. He told Holt that he was aware that he could have been shot, but if the girl was going to pull the trigger, he would rather that she shot him instead of one of his three younger sisters or another student.

Author: Andy Kerckhoff

I'm a husband, father, teacher. I'm doing my best, wishing I could do better, and trying to help others to effectively lead kids through early adolescence.

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