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Mexican teacher, praised for protecting students during drug war fight


A kindergarten teacher in northern Mexico was honored Monday for her courage after a video showed her calmly instructing children to duck and cover as gunfire rattled outside their school, the Associated Press reports. A certificate presented by the governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon said teacher Martha Rivera Alanis showed “outstanding civic courage” in her steady performance during the Friday gunfight in the northern industrial hub of Monterrey…

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