The student who entered school in Taft, California was talked into surrendering the shotgun by the school teacher, Ryan Heber. Thus after, Ryan Heber is projected as the hero in putting off the troubled student.
Father of Ryan Heber, David Heber said, “(Ryan is) kust totally involved in everything at school and church. He goes to church every Sunday. He’s just a good young man.”
Ryan Heber’s brother has however said, “Ryan was able to save many lives today due primarily to his dedication to showing kindness and respect towards the students that he teaches. It was this personal relationship with his students that enabled Ryan to talk the shooter into not continuing with his plan to harm additional students. Without this mutual respect, this incident would have undoubtedly ended far more tragic than it did. I’m extremely proud of Ryan for the courage he showed today in the face of unimaginable circumstances.”
This student landed up in trouble last year, when he was caught with a list of students whom he wanted to warm. The students listed in this list were taken as bullies by the troubled student.