MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois teacher has been named a Carnegie hero after subduing a teen who opened fire at Mattoon High School in September 2017.
The Carnegie Hero Fund announced this year’s honorees Monday, including 40-year-old teacher Angela McQueen of Mattoon . The award is given to those who risk their lives to save others and includes a financial grant. McQueen was cited for lunging at the teen as he began firing and forcing the gunfire toward the ceiling until the weapon emptied.
One student recovered from a gunshot wound. McQueen suffered minor hearing loss in both ears and has post-traumatic stress disorder. The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that the teen was convicted and is serving a sentence in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice until his 21st birthday.
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