"It was a whole bunch of kids in there," he told NBC affiliate KTSM. "I hope nothing happened to the kids. I tried to pick up as many as I could and bring them out with me."
"I pulled my gun out," he told the reporter, because Oakley is a licensed gun-owner and had his weapon with him. "When I hear gunshots I just think ... take cover, save whoever you can."
Oakley told the reporters he is a member of the military, which no doubt helped with his reflexes and response to the life-threating situation. But Oakley's concern wasn't for himself, it was for the children.
"I wasn't really worried about myself. It just brings back flashbacks of, ya know ... I just hope those kids are alright, that's all I'm thinking about right now is those kids. I'm not even worried about myself," he said.
Update: 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss. God bless our military.