A teacher at a Washington state high school is being praised as a hero after he reportedly tackled a gunman who fired a shot into the air on campus.
The Lacey Police Department said there were no injuries in the incident at North Thurston High School, and the school district said a member of its staff had tackled the suspect.
Soon after, people on Twitter who appear to be students at the school said the staff member in question was a teacher named Brady Olson.
Olson is a AP Government and Civics teacher at the school, according to its website.
Twitter users who were apparently students began to thank Olson on Twitter for saving their lives.
Many said that Olson was a special teacher who always went the extra mile for his students.
Some also thanked other teachers at the school for helping them stay safe.
Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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