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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Today in the News: Tale of hero emerges from tragedy of Pa. school stabbings

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    "I don't know if Nate did it on purpose or just instinct. He took the stab right in his arm and saved my friend and me. I'm pretty sure it was his instinct. He didn't want anyone to get hurt. He told everybody to run away. I'm pretty sure he pulled the fire alarm." - Trinity McCool, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, talking about student Nate Scimio. Scimio saved Trinity and her friend when a student went on a stabbing and slashing spree this morning, and apparently pulled a fire alarm, which officials said helped clear out the school during the attack.
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