Monday, December 17, 2012

FLASHBACK: A Principal and His Gun

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"The moment Myrick heard shots, he ran to his truck. He unlocked the door, removed his gun from its case, removed a round of bullets from another case, loaded the gun and went looking for the killer. 'I've always kept a gun in the truck just in case something like this ever happened,' said Myrick, who has since become Principal of Corinth High School, Corinth, Miss.

"Woodham knew cops would arrive before too long, so he was all business, no play. No talk of Jesus, just shooting and reloading, shooting and reloading. He shot until he heard sirens, and then ran to his car. His plan, authorities subsequently learned, was to drive to nearby Pearl Junior High School and shoot more kids before police could show up.

"But Myrick foiled that plan. He saw the killer fleeing the campus and positioned himself to point a gun at the windshield. Woodham, seeing the gun pointed at his head, crashed the car. Myrick approached the killer and confronted him. 'Here was this monster killing kids in my school, and the minute I put a gun to his head he was a kid again,' Myrick said."

Luke Woodham is currently serving multiple life sentences after being found guilty of the murder of his mother and two students.

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