Skip to comments.Elderly vet saves 16 children from knife attack(IL)
Posted on 10/16/2015 4:51:02 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra
Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, Im going to kill some people!
Dustin Brown, 19, specifically wanted to kill children Tuesday at Morton Public Library, he said after the would-be victims escaped safely.
Had he brought a firearm instead, It wouldve been a different story, James Vernon said Thursday.
Blood was shed, but mostly Vernons, because the retired chess club teacher kept his cool, gave his class an avenue of flight and remembered the knife-fight training the Army gave him five decades ago.
Vernon, 75, won his 90 seconds of combat with Brown, but I felt like I lost the war, he chuckled. He cut two arteries and a tendon on Vernons left hand as Vernon blocked Browns knife swipe.
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Too bad the perp wasn’t killed.
Thank you Mr Vernon.
Bless you Mr.Vernon.
IF you read the whole article you learn that the 19 year old attacker had child porn charges pending against him at the time of this attack.
Wonderful hero. Anyone know where this happened?
‘his life sucks’ - what her told Mr. Vernon.
With the child porno charges against him, I wonder if he is a homosexual. Sure sounds all mixed up to me.
Thank God Mr. Vernon had some training from his earlier years in the military.
The Greatest Generation strikes again! Too bad he wasn’t permitted to carry in that “gun free zone” library.
Too bad the perp wasnt killed.
First I’ve heard of this
Close to Perioa
It’s funny, you only hear of veterans and military people challenging these monsters and terrorists. I’ve never seen a single article where the hero was someone without prior military experience.
James Vernon, you have my respect and I salute you.
In IL public libraries are “gun free”.
It mentions Morton Public Library. Morton, Illinois is down southeast of Peoria.
God bless him and keep him!
You ever notice how these skeevy el pervos aren’t usually the Rock Hudson or Tab Hunter type?
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