The principal of Perry High School in Iowa has died following the Jan. 4 shooting, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Dan Marburger was among the three staff members and four students who were injured when a 17-year-old student opened fire at the school in the small Iowa community.
Marburger tried to calm down the shooter and “distract him” so students could flee, according to a Facebook post from his daughter.
Marburger was stable following the shooting, but Gov. Reynolds announced his death in a statement Sunday.
“Our entire state is devastated by the news of Dan Marburger’s death. Kevin and I offer our deepest condolences to his wife and family as we pray for their comfort during this very difficult time,” Reynolds said in the statement. “Dan courageously put himself in harm’s way to protect his students, and ultimately gave his own life to save them. He will forever be remembered for his selfless and heroic actions. May he rest in peace.”
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