IL - James Vernon, 75, Saved Children from Knife Attack; Dustin Brown, 19, Arrested

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna New Member

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    After confronting armed 19-year-old Dustin Brown and providing an opportunity for his chess students to escape a private classroom Monday, 75-year-old James Vernon underwent surgery on his left hand to repair a cut tendon and severed arteries.

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    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015...ing-children-from-knife-attack/2231445098331/


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    An elderly Army veteran was leading a chess club at a public library in Morton, Ill., when a man burst into the room holding two hunting knives and threatening the roomful of children.

    In dramatic move, James Vernon employed his Army knife-fight training to stop him.

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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/1017/How-an-elderly-vet-saved-16-children-from-attack


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    Army veteran James Vernon has one arm in a sling and says his life has been inconvenienced since he disarmed 19-year-old Dustin Brown, who entered the Morton Public Library on Tuesday threatening to commit murder.

    But Vernon, who says knife training he received nearly five decades ago helped him in the scuffle, told The Associated Press that he was "not going to let this stop the important activity" of teaching children chess next Tuesday.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/chess-teacher-fought-off-attacker-class-34544332
     
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  3. MissUnderstood

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    Nice job mr vernon :)


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