2-24-2010 8:55 AM EST
A shooting took place on Tuesday at a Colorado school .
2 children were injured at Deer Creek middle school in Littleton Colorado .
A 14 year old boy was shot in the chest and is in critical condition .
The other victim is a 13 year old girl shot in the arm .
The alleged shooter is a 32 year old man ( Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood ) who is disqualified from owning a firearm .
His Domestic Violence conviction disqualifies him from possessing a firearm, as well as his felony conviction for auto theft .
Math Teacher David Benke ( un armed ) subdued and disarmed the shooter, and with help of other faculty held him until police arrived .
Most of the news account describe the weapon as a " high powered rifle " , and at least one describe it as a " deer rifle ".
Benke was interviewed on NBC and he said as the man "cycled the action ", he rushed him and disarmed him .
This leads me to believe the rifle is a 30.06 bolt action rifle .
The rifle is believed to be owned by the shooter's father .
Bruco War Eagle Eastwood , the shooter's father made a statement and said his son had always had problems .
The shooter had been unemployed for 5 years .
This is a real tragedy , I fear the boy will not survive as a chest wound from a 30.06 is hard to recover from .
No amount of laws or metal detectors could have prevented this horrible event .
When will American's decide that a " gun free zone " is the PERFECT place for a person to get shot ?
Teachers should be allowed to be certified and carry a weapon on campus .
If Benke was carrying a handgun he could have taken the shooter out after the first shot ,instead of waiting .
The same goes for the tragedy in Huntsville Alabama, The faculty members waiting until the shooter ran out of ammo then rushed her .
All Americans should be grateful a brave , unselfish David Benke was on the scene Tuesday.
David Benke was modest ,shy and unassuming in his TV Interview .
I bet he is just a typical " red blooded American " that threw his caution to the wind and acted to help some one else out .