Today’s Love: Teacher Bravely Leads Kids in Song During Shootout

A kindergarden teacher in Mexico displays an extraordinary act of courage.

By Jorge Rivas Jul 20, 2011

Last spring, a kindergarden teacher in Monterrey, Mexico showed an incredible act of bravery, courage and love when she kept her class of 15 five- and six-year-olds calm during a shootout outside their classroom. 

"Yes, my love, everyone on the floor" is the first thing you hear Martha Rivera Alanis say in the video uploaded to YouTube of the incident.

Throughout the video you hear Alanis referring to her students as "my loves," "precious" and "little ones" in a soothing voice as she directs them to lie on the floor. 

"Nothing is happening to us, my loves, just rest your little face on the floor," she says.

A few seconds later you hear her say "I know! Let’s sing a song." And then the teacher begins singing a Spanish-version of a Barney song that’s already familiar to her kids. 

"If all the raindrops were made out of chocolate, oh how I would love to be there." she sings.

And immediately you see the fear and confusion in her students’ eyes disappear. At the :30 second mark you hear a round of gunshots and see a young nervous girl who’s hiding her face in her arms. Just 10-seconds later she has a huge smile on her face. All because of her teacher.

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