Math teacher who disarmed 6th grade school shooter speaks out

A math teacher at an Idaho middle school may have saved lives on Thursday when she disarmed a 6th-grade girl who opened fire at Rigby Middle School.

As previously reported, the unidentified girl, who is from Idaho Falls, carried a pistol into the school in Rigby and began shooting just after 9 a.m. Thursday. Two students and one school staffer were shot, but none of the injuries were fatal.

Police have not publicly identified any of the victims or the juvenile suspect.

As the New York Post reports, Krista Turnblom Gneiting posted a message on a Rigby community Facebook page later Thursday expressing gratitude for the support she received.

“My heart is touched by all the incredible outpouring of love I’ve received,” Gneiting wrote.

“Thank you.I don’t want money, I just appreciate the incredible support of Rigby!!! I love my students so much! It is why I teach!! They make my heart happy every every day!!!! All of the staff at Rigby did their part and kept our wonderful children safe! Thank you! I love you all and we will get through this together.”

The teacher did not offer any further specifics about the incident, and it does not appear that she was injured.

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