Nate's way ahead of you, troll. (via)
Nate Scimio, a student at Franklin Regional High School, is being called a hero today after he pulled a fire alarm that led many teachers and students to evacuate the scene of a mass stabbing attack. In case you missed it, this morning, an unnamed 16-year-old suspect wielding two knives injured 20 people at Franklin—located in Murrysville, PA—before being tackled by an assistant principal. Luckily, there were no fatalities.
Nate apparently sustained an injury to his arm and was taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he Instagrammed this selfie of his wound with the caption "Chillin at Children's." (We're assuming it was either that or "Chicks dig scars.") So apparently, he's taking the whole thing in stride. Or perhaps, like many heroes, he's trying to pretend the whole thing was no big deal.
Most of the nearly 1,500 comments on Nate's photo are laudatory, thanking him for what he did and wishing him a quick recovery. Of note is one satirical comment (top image) from Bucky Turco, founder of humor site ANIMAL, which reads: "Hey Matt. Reporter from @ANIMALNewYork. We'd like to use this tragedy and traumatic experience you've undergone to get some more pageviews. Please get in touch."
No word yet on whether Nate has decided to be a hero to desperate journalists everywhere.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)