Thirty students from St. George’s School were at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum the same morning the deadly shooting took place last week. They’re now back in Spokane after a five day trip.
The middle school students had studied the holocaust in class and were in the midst of a five day tour of Washington D.C. landmarks when 88-year-old white supremacist James W. von Brunn allegedly shot and killed a guard at the entrance to the museum.
Ruth Ann Johnson was one of two teachers with the group of 30 middle-school students. They had toured the museum from 10:30 to 11:30 that morning and were on the opposite side of the museum building when the shooting occurred at 12:50. The group saw the first emergency responders on scene.
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