Louisiana teacher saves friend, pulls fire alarm during theater shooting

Louisiana Teacher Saves Friend, Pulls Fire Alarm During Theater Shooting
Louisiana Teacher Saves Friend, Pulls Fire Alarm During Theater Shooting

A school teacher is being hailed as a hero after she reportedly pulled a fire alarm during Thursday's deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Gov. Bobby Jindal described the heroic act:

Out of tonight's tragedy we're beginning to hear of heroism and self-sacrifice. A couple of teachers were at the movie together, one of the teachers literally jumped on top of the other, may have saved her life, took a bullet that could have hit the second teacher in the head. The second teacher was injured, was shot, she's one of the ones being discharged tonight. Despite being injured, the second teacher was able to pull a fire alarm, and helped to save other lives. When you think about it, two friends together, one jumps in front of a bullet to save her friend's life, the other one, even though she's shot, pulls the fire alarm, saves other people's lives.

SEE: The scene of the shooting in Lafayette:

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The shooting happened six days after the conviction of James Holmes in the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting, and just a few days shy of the anniversary of his shooting.

On July 19, 2012, Holmes opened fire during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." He left 12 people dead and 70 people wounded.

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