A cross country coach with ties to our region, who was killed in the High School shooting in Florida, is being remembered at a run. The cross-country team at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School honored their coach, Scott Beigel, the best way they knew. Hundreds of people showed up and ran the 17 lap race dubbed Parkland's Run 4 Beigel. Each lap represented a person taken in the shooting. Witnesses say the 35 year old teacher opened the door to his class room once he realized there was a shooting, and helped save countless lives.
A junior cadet who was killed in the Florida high school shooting is being accepted into West Point. The prestigious military academy says it has posthumously accepted 15-year-old Peter Wang. Wang's funeral was held Tuesday. The J -R-O-T-C student was wearing his uniform when he was killed in the mass shooting that took 17 lives at a Florida high school last week. Wang was fatally shot while he was holding the door for other students so they could escape the massacre.
A teacher vowed to run a marathon a month to raise money for students college tuition. Robin Hornberger says her students only have two choices when it comes to college: Go into debt to pay for their education or abandon it altogether. She wants to give them a third option: Go to college with enough assistance to manage, with no repayment required. Robin vowed to run one marathon every month for the next three years. She has raised $5,000 so far in 2018, but hopes that’ll be $500,000 by the end of 2021.
A guard having a heart attack was saved by an inmate. Gary Grimm was watching prisoners in a basement holding cell when he had a massive heart attack. Instead of taking advantage of the situation and trying to escape, the inmates helped save his life. He started banging on the walls and made enough noise so that deputies in another room were able to come to Gary’s rescue and call 911. Gary has now retired because of the condition, but he knows he might not be here today if the prisoners hadn’t helped him.