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Teacher hero: First thought was to get gun away from student, second was for boy's well-being

  • Brady Olson, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Brady Olson, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brady Olson, right, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, points to his daughter Madelyn, 15, left, who is a student at the school as he talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Looking on are Olson's wife Shara, second from left, and their son Jake, 13. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Brady Olson, right, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, points to his daughter Madelyn, 15, left, who is a student at the school as he talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Looking on are Olson's wife Shara, second from left, and their son Jake, 13. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brady Olson, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Brady Olson, the teacher at North Thurston High School who helped subdue a student who had fired a gun in the school on Monday, talks to reporters Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Lacey, Wash. Olson said his first thoughts as he took action were to get the gun away but also to act with concern for the shooter’s well-being. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

A teacher who got on top of a student who had just fired two gunshots at his school says his first thought was getting the gun away, and his second thought was for the shooter's well-being.

Teacher Brady Olson told a news conference Tuesday that he chatted with the student while waiting for police and told him they would find a way to get him some help.

Bail has been set at $500,000 for the 16-year-old who is being held after Monday's shooting at North Thurston High School. The school is in Lacey, Washington, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle.

A juvenile court commissioner found probable cause to hold the boy.

The recent transfer to the school reportedly told detectives he didn't intend to hurt any other students.