Former B1G football player Kim Royston intervenes during shooting at Minnesota middle school
A former member of both the Wisconsin and Minnesota football programs leaped into action when trouble hit a middle school in Minnesota on Monday.
Kim Royston helped intervene when a student began shooting a gun inside Plymouth Middle School on Monday. He was the first administrator inside the building to arrive when bullets were discharged into a hallway ceiling at the school. The incident occurred before classes had started that day.
According to TwinCities.com, nobody was injured.
Royston is the school’s assistant principle and released a statement following the incident.
“Yesterday was one of the most difficult days of my career as an educator,” he said. “Everything happened so quickly, that I didn’t even have time to think about what I would do. I saw the gun, I instructed him to drop it and ran to the spot where the shots had been fired. I’m so thankful that no one was hurt.”
Per the report, a school resource officer apprehended the suspect and police responded to the call of shots being fired.
Royston started his college football career at Wisconsin, spending the 2006 and 2007 seasons in Madison. He then transferred to Minnesota and suited for the Golden Gophers in 2009 and 2011. As a defensive back, at Minnesota, he was credited with 199 tackles, 9 pass break-ups and two interceptions. With the Badgers, Royston totaled 22 tackles and an interception.