In a heartbreaking turn of events, Dan Marburger, the courageous headmaster of Perry High School in Iowa, has tragically passed away after selflessly placing himself in harm’s way to shield his students during a school shooting earlier this month.
The sad news of Marburger’s demise was officially confirmed by Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday. The esteemed principal sustained critical injuries on January 4 when a 17-year-old assailant opened fire at Perry High School.
Marburger’s heroic deeds during the harrowing incident have garnered widespread acclaim, as he positioned himself between the shooter and the students, demonstrating immense bravery and risking his own life in the process. The suspected shooter, a student at the high school, succumbed to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Condolences and tributes are streaming in from all corners of the nation for Principal Marburger. He is remembered not only for his final act of courage but also for his dedicated service to education and profound care for his students. His untimely departure is a profound loss to the Perry High School community and the entire state of Iowa.
As we collectively grieve the loss of this valiant educator, our thoughts extend to his family, friends, colleagues, and students. Principal Dan Marburger’s heroic actions and steadfast commitment to his students will forever be etched in our memories.