Canyons School District Board of Education recognized seven educators who played an instrumental role in deescalating a traumatic incident that occurred at Union Middle School on Oct. 25, 2016.
At a public meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Education honored Union Middle teachers and staff who, without thought to their own safety, intervened to protect students and mitigate a critical situation that could have been much worse without their action.
“You’ve all done so much, not only for the students of Union Middle, but for the entire community,” Canyons Board of Education President Sherril Taylor told the educators at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. “If anyone ever wonders if their children are safe in our schools, they need to look no further than your examples. You disarmed the armed, provided aid to the injured, and prevented others from hurting themselves.”
Taylor recognized Union Middle Principal Kelly Tauteoli and her staff, including Erin Hemingway, Genny Poll, Ginger Perry, Lynn Nelson, Michelle Erb, Brooke Rauzon and Taylor Hansen for their bravery and selfless acts of heroism.
“We also recognize the acts of heroism, both big and small, that happen every day in the classrooms and hallways of Union Middle,” Taylor said. “From the teachers to the counselors to the administrators to the custodians to the hall monitors, we thank you and express appreciation for your love of your students and heartfelt desire to be self-less in your service.”