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Teacher who hid students from Florida shooter: ‘We’re failing our children’


Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, hid with 19 students in a closet during the shooting there, and all of them made it out safely. She tells TODAY she put her own feelings aside to try to keep her students calm: “I just did my job.” She says that not talking about gun control after mass shootings “hasn’t gotten us anywhere” and adds “Congress is failing us, the government is failing us.”