CRIME

Teacher called hero for tackling student who opened fire at Washington school; no injuries

  • Parents and students walk away from an area at North Thurston High School Monday, April 27, 2015, where students were released to their parents after a shooting at the school earlier in the morning. Police say no one was injured, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Parents and students walk away from an area at North Thurston High School Monday, April 27, 2015, where students were released to their parents after a shooting at the school earlier in the morning. Police say no one was injured, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Monday, April 27, 2015 photo provided by the North Thurston Public Schools, school teacher Brady Olson poses for a photo at the school. The popular teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a 16-year-old student who fired two shots into the air Monday, April 27, 2015, at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash., about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, police and students said. No one was injured after the teen shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began. The shooter is in custody. (Courtney Schrieve/North Thurston Public Schools via AP)

    In this Monday, April 27, 2015 photo provided by the North Thurston Public Schools, school teacher Brady Olson poses for a photo at the school. The popular teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a 16-year-old student who fired two shots into the air Monday, April 27, 2015, at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash., about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, police and students said. No one was injured after the teen shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began. The shooter is in custody. (Courtney Schrieve/North Thurston Public Schools via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Parents and students walk away from an area at North Thurston High School Monday, April 27, 2015, where students were released to their parents after a shooting at the school earlier in the morning. Police say no one was injured, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Parents and students walk away from an area at North Thurston High School Monday, April 27, 2015, where students were released to their parents after a shooting at the school earlier in the morning. Police say no one was injured, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school.

Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle. The shooter is in custody.

School officials and students say Brady Olson, who teaches Advanced Placement government and civics, stopped the shooter.

A school spokeswoman says Olson is a popular teacher, and she could see him tackling the teen.

Teia (TEY-ah) Patan, a senior in one of Olson's civics classes, says if anyone at the school were to do something like that, he would have guessed it would be Olson.