ॐ Shanthi How Heroic Indian-Origin Teacher Saved Many During Florida Shooting Almost everyone would be aware of the shoot out that happened in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida killing 17 people including 15 students and 2 staff members. While that tragic incident shook whole of USA, a math teacher who saved several students during the shoot out was appreciated for her presence of mind. Shanthi Viswanathan, a math teacher was teaching algebra when she heard a 2nd fire alarm went off. Instead of sending the students outside the classroom, she held them back inside and ordered them to stay low at a corner of the room. She closed all the doors and windows and covered the window glass with papers, to make sure, no one takes a peek inside. When the SWAT team had arrived and asked her to open the door, she was scared that the shooter was playing some tricks and didn't open the door. She shouted, “Knock it down or open it with a key. I’m not opening the door”. Finally the team had to bust through the door. Parents of those students paid their gratitude to the teacher. If it were not for her presence of mind, few more students from that classroom would have got killed. Her math didn't go wrong!!