Mexico honours school teacher

Internet video helps bring recognition to woman who helped her students amid clashes outside classroom.

    A school teacher in Mexico has been honoured after she put aside her own fears to calm her young students during a shootout.

    Martha Rivera Alanis became an internet sensation after a video went online showing her leading children through a duck-and-cover drill amid the violence.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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