Donevin Hoskins, the principal at Towers High School in Decatur, Ga., may have prevented a tragedy when he noticed a man on campus carrying a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, WSBTV reports.
The station reports that Hoskins asked the suspicious-acting man to leave, and told police he saw the mysterious man drop a skull cap with the gun inside. The men got into a physical confrontation over the weapon, leading the suspect to flee the school grounds, according to WSBTV.
Investigators told WSBTV they still have not identified the man.
Hoskins is not alone in his chivalry. In a tragic February incident at Chardon High School in Ohio, three students died from a school shooting. Thomas "T.J." Lane, a 17-year-old student, opened fire in the 1,100-student school. Two other students were inured.
Lane's rampage ended, however, when assistant football coach and study hall teacher Frank Hall chased the shooter out of the building.
"Coach Hall, he always talks about how much he cares about us students, his team and everyone," Chardon student Neil Thomas told CNN. "And I think today he really went out and proved how much he cared about us. He would take a bullet for us."
In a separate April incident involving guns on school campus, Manuael Ernest Dillow, a Virginia high school teacher, was arrested for allegedly lining his students up and firing a blank fun at them.
While investigators would not clarify why Dillow discharged the weapon ant students, KSDK-TV reports the teacher faced 12 felony charges for brandishing a firearm on school property.