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For all valid complaints about the desolate state of this country’s education system, we’re frequently reminded about the high standards and general selflessness that most of our educators strive for.

Earlier this week, Indianapolis tragically lost one of the best.

Longtime principal Susan Jordan saw a bus jump a curb at Amy Beverland Elementary School and heroically pushed multiple students out of harm’s way – sacrificing her life to save her students.

Two 10-year-old students were also struck by the bus, but were reported to be in stable condition.

“Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen, we are talking about a legend,” Shawn A. Smith, superintendent of the Lawrence Township Schools. “We lost a great educator today.”

In 2015, her students and faculty created a moving tribute dedicated to Jordan for doing so much good for the community.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jordan family and the Amy Beverland Elementary community – America lost a true hero this week.