A longtime PE teacher is being hailed as a hero for tackling the shooter who opened fire in the cafeteria at Mattoon High School Wednesday.
40-year-old Angela McQueen knocked the shooter to the ground even as he continued to fire.
Witnesses say the student fired several more shots after McQueen tackled him, but they all hit the ceiling and did not strike anyone else.
One student was wounded before McQueen tackled the shooter, but he is reported in stable condition and in good spirits.
The shooter is in custody… officials have not identified a motive for the attack, but some students say the shooter had been a victim of bullying.