Crime

Listen: Here’s how a student used Junior ROTC training to protect others in Florida shooting

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How would you respond during a life-and-death emergency?

Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab, 17, hid dozens of students in an open training room, shielding them with Kevlar sheets that would slow the impact of bullets. Around 70 people were sheltered in case the shooter found them, thanks to Haab’s quick thinking.

"We took those sheets, and we put them in front of everybody so they weren't seen, because they were behind a solid object and the Kevlar would slow the bullet down," Haab told CNN. "I didn't think it was going to stop it, but it would definitely slow it down to make it from a catastrophic to a lifesaving thing."

The gunman killed 17 people in the mass shooting last week in Parkland, Florida.

On today’s show, Doc and Kris talked about this incredible part of the Florida shooting story that isn’t getting as much national attention.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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