ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – A middle school counselor is being credited with saving the lives of several teachers after she reportedly stopped a gunman from firing any rounds.
Officials say a 14-year-old student walked into Sycamore Middle School on Wednesday morning and went straight to Molly Hudgens’ office.
“He advised Ms. Hudgens he was going to kill some teachers and a police officer and not students. He came to her because he indicated she would be the only one to talk him out of it,” said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove.
According to WSMV, the sheriff claimed that the student had a list of teachers and officers that he was going to shoot.
At that point, Hudgens asked the student if he had a gun, and he showed her a gun in his waistband.
For 45 minutes, Hudgens talked to the student and was eventually able to get him to give her the gun.
“She was an amazingly brave person to be in there that long with this young man,” Breedlove said. “She was able to diffuse the whole situation.”
The teen was taken into custody and no shots were fired.