Reports indicate that the principal injured in the Perry, Iowa school shooting on January 4 has passed away.
Perry High School Principal Dan Marburger, along with two staff members and four teenage students, was among the seven individuals injured in the incident that claimed the life of a sixth-grader.
The 17-year-old student responsible for the shooting also succumbed to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
As per a post on Dan Marburger’s official GoFundMe page, attributed to Elizabeth Marburger, it was reported that he passed away on Sunday morning.
The post stated, “At approximately 8:00 am, January 14, Dan lost his battle. He fought hard and gave us 10 days that we will treasure forever.”
In the aftermath of the shooting, Marburger was hailed as a hero by many. He bravely placed himself in danger to allow students to flee from the teenage shooter who opened fire in the cafeteria as students gathered for breakfast before class.
The state Department of Public Safety commended Marburger, stating that he “acted selflessly and placed himself in harm’s way in an apparent effort to protect his students.”
Tragically, sixth-grader Ahmir Jolliff lost his life in the shooting.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.