Former Washington HS assistant football coach tackles student during shooting at school

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by Jeff Fisher

People in Lacey, Washington are calling Brady Olson a hero after tackling a 16-year old North Thurston High School student after he opened fire Monday. Olson is a former assistant football coach at the school.

The school district released the following statement from the 43-year old Olson —

“I reacted in a way that any other teacher would react and at the sound of a gunshot had three other adults, including Tim Brown, Dean of Students, Principal Steve Rood, and Security Officer, Jim Beltico, going toward the sound of gun fire rather than away.”

Luckily no one was hurt during the shooting.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.