If the teacher or administrator died saving or trying to save students, the award is well-deserved. If the teacher or administrator just happened to be unlucky, the award is not deserved.
I’m not criticizing the fallen. It’s just that awards should mean something. A soldier who dies in a training accident can and should be honored, for example, but should not get the Medal of Honor.
Well, if you’re wrong for thinking that way, so am I, because I have the same idea.