"Shoot me first."
Thirteen-year old Marian Fisher hoped to buy time for her younger schoolmates and offered her own life to give them a chance.
Her 11-year old sister - who survived - asked to be shot second.
Some experts had been concerned that the Amish schoolchildren, so sheltered from TV violence, would be ill-equipped to handle the unspeakable experience of the Nickel Mines shooting.
It would appear that prolonged exposure to goodness is a more effective preparation to face evil than exposure to simulated violence.
[Update] A fuller report
Hat tip to the Anchoress.
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