Scout Credits Dad and Boy Scouts During Hostage Situation

The Millerton News has a story about the hostage situation at Stissing Mountain Middle School, a twelve year-old who was in an adjacent office credited his dad and the Boy Scouts for his courage to act.

Twelve-year-old Zack Pruner, a middle school student at Stissing Mountain, was in the adjacent guidance counselor’s office calling home when Craft entered the middle school office.

“He started yelling and getting all frustrated,” Zack said, “and asking for Mr. Hess. Then he got more violent.”

Pruner, who said that Craft didn’t know he was in the other room, hid for two hours in the guidance office before signaling to SWAT police officers using his hands and making a written sign explaining there was a man with a gun next door.

After written instruction from the SWAT team, Pruner climbed out of the window and was escorted to safety. When asked where he found the courage to act, he replied, “Most of that stuff comes from my dad and from Boy Scouts.”

Read the whole story at The Millerton News.

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