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Marshall County Students Recognized For Bravery During School Shooting

Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 06:43:57-04

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD)– Next week, three Marshall County students will accept the 911 Hero Award.

The award is typically given to one person each year, but this year it’s going to the entire student body at Marshall County High School, recognizing them for their bravery during January’s mass shooting at the school.

The Marshall County E-911 director nominated the student body for the hero award.

She says the award lets students know how valuable they are.

One student says she doesn’t feel like a hero for her actions, even though that’s the titles she’s been given.

“I just see myself as what I did,” said Gracie Steffen. “It’s just what I felt should have been done in that moment because I thought it my head, ‘Yo, if I don’t tell anyone, then what’s the chance that he’s not going to do something else.’”

Steffen, along with two other students, will head to Louisville on Tuesday for the Kentucky Emergency Services conference.

They’ll accept the award on behalf of Marshall’s entire student body.