Jenice Fagan is a beautiful example of Compassion in Action.
She felt compassion on Tuesday toward the troubled boy who took a gun to school and began shooting his classmates. The Nevada teacher persuaded the boy to put down the gun. Then, she held him in a "bear hug" until other teachers arrived to help. ABC’s Good Morning America featured the story:
"He tossed the gun down, and then I hugged him, and I told him I wouldn’t leave him." Fagan said she was not scared at any point. "I was sad for him, because I know him. I care about my students immensely. I felt real emotion for him."