Pearl High School in Pearl Mississippi, October 1, 1997:
16-year-old student, Luke Woodham, after slitting his mothers throat,
showed up at school with a .30-30 rifle and started shooting. Upon
hearing the shots, the Principal immediately called 911 seeking help
from the Police, as more shots rang out.
Assistant Principal, Joel Myrick, reacted much differently, though.
Hearing the shots, he ran to his parked truck and retrieved his own .45
caliber pistol and chased Woodham down, holding him at bay by pointing
the loaded weapon right at his face. Woodham stopped his carnage right