Are We Becoming a Society that Punishes Heroes?

Written by S.C. Sherman on April 27, 2013

What this teen did is abnormal. Abnormal in a great way. How can a school administration be so stupid as to punish this kid? How about connect him up with a Marine Recruiter or something. How about tell him all the great things he could experience and learn by building upon his naturally, God-given, heroic qualities! Don’t kick him out of school for saving everyone’s life. Are you kidding me? How about firing the superintendent or principal or whoever enforced this ignorant action. Would they rather our hero sat quietly in his seat as a fellow student’s brains got splattered all over the yellow paint? Well would they?

Common sense has left our nation. I don’t know what else to say, I just shake my head at this stuff. I sincerely hope someone who knows this hero, takes an interest in his life and tells him thanks. Maybe a parent of a kid on the bus or a teacher or the bus driver could do it? Someone, anyone, please, I beg you? Go to our hero and say something like this.

Don’t worry about this crazy school suspension. You’re a hero man; you saved my son’s or daughter’s life. You didn’t have to do it, but you did. People I know and love are alive today because of what you did. I’m proud of you for who you are. That school is wrong. You are a hero and you always will be. No school or government can take that away from you, it’s who you are. Don’t ever forget it.

Then put your arm around that kid and take him out to his favorite place to eat or whatever he wants to do. Honor that young hero. Moments like that don’t come around all that often in life. He met the challenge. He rose to the occasion. It should be heralded as a pivotal moment in his life for good, not punished.

The spirit of a hero that is in that un-named young man is still alive in America. It’s just being persecuted, belittled and run underground, but it’s still here. Being a hero isn’t what it used to be, but then again most real heroes don’t need any accolades. However, it would be nice to not be punished for heroic behavior. God bless this young man. He is a real hero.

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S.C. Sherman
S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.