FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Teacher Credited With Stopping Shooter at Washington High School

April 27, 2015  | 

Photo: North Thurston Schools
Photo: North Thurston Schools

A popular teacher at North Thurston High school in Lacey, Wash., is being credited with stopping an active shooter on campus Monday morning, reports KCPQ.

Lacey Police said the shooter had been taken into custody and no one was injured.

Students told Q13 FOX News the staff member who halted the shooting before it could escalate was Mr. Brady Olson, and a school district spokesperson confirmed this.

Student Rodolfo Ruedas told Q13 FOX News he was preparing for a normal Monday morning when he heard people shouting about someone having a gun. He said as he ran by the school’s commons area he saw Olson and the school resource officer holding down someone on the floor. Rudeas said he believed that person to be the shooter.

Olson released a statement through the school district about the incident, saying in part, "I would like to say how happy I am that everyone is safe after today’s incident. I would also like to take this opportunity to praise all the police agencies that were involved, especially our Student Resource Officer, (SRO) Ed McClanahan. All agencies responded quickly and acted with the utmost professionalism."


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

TX Lawman @ 4/28/2015 6:18 AM

Great job Mr. Brady Olson. I salute you sir! We need more teachers like you in our schools. It's teachers like you that need to be authorized to carry weapons in our schools. Praise the Lord for a great outcome without injuries.

Sgt. Mike @ 4/29/2015 8:24 AM

Bravo! Another tragedy turned to triumph by level headed and quick acting community members. Great Job!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

2 Puerto Rico Officers Killed in Hurricane Maria Response
Agent Héctor Matías-Torres and Agent Lorenzo-González of the Puerto Rico Police drowned...
Arizona Officers Come to Aid of Hurricane Evacuees
Last weekend officers of the Avondale (AZ) Police Department came to the assistance of a...
Governor Thanks Florida First Responders with Free Fishing Licenses
Starting Thursday, Florida's law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to...
New Policy Restricts Las Vegas Officers’ Use of Neck Restraints
Las Vegas Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck...
Video: TX Officer Awarded Badge of Bravery for Stopping Active Shooter in Austin Hotel
An Austin police officer who helped stop a shooter at a downtown Austin hotel in 2015 is...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine