Philip Barbour teacher reflects on day student took classroom hostage
By Erin Beck, Charleston Gazette-Mail
Nearly a year has passed since a 14-year-old student with a gun took Twila Smith’s classroom hostage. But she still feels uneasy around open doors.
On Aug. 25, 2015, Smith, a teacher at Philip Barbour High School, was preparing to teach her sixth-period world studies class when the freshman student, who had missed her first-period class, hurried...