On his 12th day as a teacher, Derrick Schonauer faced what could easily have become a tragic situation; a student brandished a loaded pistol in his classroom.

This video tells the story of what happened on Sept. 7, 2012, at Normal (IL) Community High School.
Derrick Schonauer received a special "Courage" award form the Illinois Education Association at the 2013 Representative Assembly.

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