Following the Florida school shooting, Jim Gard said he ushered students to safety and was lauded for his efforts. One headline read, "Teacher protected students during Florida school shooting."
But it turns out, that's not really how things went down... His students say he is "nothing but a coward." One tweet from an alleged junior in Gard's class, recalled the incident, saying Mr. Gard locked his classroom door at the sound of gunshots and refused to allow students to enter for safety, forcing them to stay in the hallway until another teacher opened her door and let them in her room.
In such a hectic and terrifying incident though, it's hard to judge anyone for the actions they take. Maybe he was concerned that the students in the hallway were actually shooters? I don't know, it's a tough situation for sure.