|First Book Struck by the Killer's Bullet|
According to an article in USA Today, 21-year old Jason Derfuss was the shooter's first intended victim - but two books he had just stuffed into his backpack saved the student's life. The books were so effective in stopping the bullet, in fact, that Derfuss did not even realize that he had been shot at until he emptied his backpack at home, noticed the damage to the books, and found the spent slug.
The slug passed all the way through the book pictured above but was stopped by a second book.
To read the entire USA Today article, CLICK HERE. The article includes a video interview with the student.