One minute Martha Rivera Alanis was quietly teaching her kindergarten class in Monterrey, Mexico. In an instant a gun battle broke out outside of the classroom that would eventually claim the lives of five people. The death toll on Friday was thankfully not higher due to Rivera Alanis' quick thinking:
In honor of her brave actions Rivera Alanis received a commendation from officials in Nuevo León. "Of course, I was afraid, but I tell you, my kids get me through it," said the teacher who is also a mother of two.
As mentioned in the above video, Rivera Alanis taped the footage with her cell phone since she was on the school’s safety committee and she felt that it was necessary to tape what happened in her classroom.
Video Source - MSNBC
Online Sources- The Guardian