Perry High School Principal Who Protected Students During Shooting Dies

Dan Marburger, Perry High School principal who was critically injured during a shooting on Jan. 4 has passed away. That’s according to The Associated Press.

Marburger helped to protect students during the shooting that started when student’s were gathering in the cafeteria before starting the day.

Six people, including Marburger, were injured. An 11-year-old middle school student was killed. The 17-year-old shooter died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

He had been principal of the school since 1995.

Here’s more from the AP:

News of Marburger’s death was first posted on a GoFundMe page for his family. The post, by Marburger’s wife, Elizabeth, said he died at about 8 a.m. Sunday, and said: “Dan lost his battle. He fought hard and gave us 10 days that we will treasure forever.”

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in the state to be lowered to half-staff and remain that way until sunset on the day of Marburger’s funeral and interment.

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