The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 26, 1998 · Page 11
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 11

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, March 26, 1998
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A;former student recalled Shannon Wright a$ 'always kind and caring,' a teacher 'who always looked out for ui: By!B. Drummond Ayres Jr. The New York Times J Just back from lunch in the cafeteria of the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Ark., Shan-ndh Wright was calling her sijth-grade English class to order when the fire alarm sounded early Tuesday afternoon. J The best bet was that it was another drill, which were not always announced ahead of time, so; Wright calmly but firmly ushered her children outside. 1 Then the shooting started. t Teachers and students had bjen lured into an ambush by a false alarm. Children were being cut down all around by a fusillade of. bullets fired, the police later sajd, by two schoolmates hidden in;a nearby woods. J Wright acted instinctively, as some people will under fire. I Spotting one of the shooters drawing a bead on 12-year-old Eijima Pittman, she jumped into the line of fire, suffering mortal wounds to the chest and abdo Custom Design Your j '-1 , i I ? ' t t ft ,-., V ' s Own Dining Set Pick Your Table Top Add a Base Mix and Match Your Chairs M"" ., iR - 3CET trm LL, ... - :tmmfm vssm pea m -v& w. nifUFTTF3 Palm Beach MLFMl JU M A M,-r - F r f Military Trail & 45th St. Exercise For Your Mind WfB ' 687-1213 Get thought-provoking news and commentary home delivered by calling 820-4663 or 800-654-1231. I1' , men but suc-c e s s f u 1 1 y shielding the sixth-grade student. Four students also were killed, with 10 more and another teacher wounded. A Lii afifl .,, j 1 mum Wr8" Mrs. Wright saw that bullet coming," Emma said Wednesday. "She grabbed me by the shoulders and pushed me out of the way. I feel so sorry for her." i Amhpr Vannver. another un- ) scathed sixth-grader, said of the incident: "This guy was aiming at Emma. He was tixing to snooi ner and Mrs. Wright moved in front of her. She got shot. She did. I IK Wag' f x- Wright died Tuesday night at : St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. There was not much to take hope from in stunned Jonesboro ; Wednesday, but Lula Belle Jones, the manager of the school cafe- teria found solace in Wrights i bravery, as did so many other '! residents. "She would do that, without a doubt," she said of her friend, who died at 32, leaving a 2-year- old son, Zane, and a husband, ; Mitchell. Diane Hattenhauer, a former i student, recalled Wright as "always kind and caring." But ' most of all, she remembered Wright as a teacher "who always looked out for us." 'She thought of the children' Emma Pittman's mother, Susan, suggested to The Jonesboro Sun that the city should give Wright an award for heroism. "She didn't think of herself," Mrs. Pittman said. "She thought of the children." Wright, a graduate of Jonesboro-area schools, including Arkansas State University, had been teaching since 1991. According to her husband, a sales representative, she had dreamed of being a teacher at Westside Middle School since childhood, when her idea of play with her little brother was to write out a lesson plan and make him do homework. Wright had taught both of the students arrested and charged in the shooting incident, according to her husband. But he said that she never criticized either one or any other students, even the most troublesome. "She never came home and talked bad about any of her kids, Wright recalled. "She just always enjoyed working with kids and helping kids." Last week, the Wrights took their 2-year-old to Florida for a visit to Disney World. Just before they headed back home, Wright said, his wife took time to mail off colorful postcards to some of her students. As a father of a young child and now a widower what did Wright think should be done to the 13-year-old and the 11-year-old who have been arrested, should they be found guilty? "Well, they are children," he replied. "But it was pretty much premeditated. So I think they should spend the rest of their lives in prison. But we all know that's just not goin to happen." The Advantage Rate Money Marker Account from SunTrust. It gives you the advantages of a money market account combined with the ease of check access. Plus an introductory APY of 5.5 on balances of $50,000 or more. And if things are changing at your bank, maybe now is a good time to switch to SunTrust. A bank with over 100 years of experience building relationships in Horida. Where you get one-on-one attention from local decision-makers. People you know that make it happen. So when you're ready for an easy switch, stop by or call SunTrust. 1-800-2SW1TCH. 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