Noblesville West teacher survives school shooting, Las Vegas massacre

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana woman who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas says her instinct to protect her students kicked in during a recent shooting at the middle school where she works.

The Herald reports that Shelly Alexander is a special education assistant at Noblesville West Middle School. A 13-year-old student opened fire at the school on May 25, wounding a student and a teacher.

Alexander says she first felt panic when she heard the commotion, thinking back to when she was caught in the line of fire in Las Vegas while in a taxi during the October shooting that killed 58 people.

Alexander says she turned her pain and worry into action during the school shooting, sheltering her students inside a locked classroom before ushering them to safety.