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Mom fatally shoots gunman at her kids’ school

A brave mother, waiting to pick up her children at their school, foiled a gunman’s attempted robbery by shooting the assailant on Saturday morning in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A security footage of the incident shows the gunman, identified as 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, approaching a crowd outside the Colégio Ferreira Master school in Sao Paulo when Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, drew her own pistol and fired multiple shots, dropping the gunman to the pavement.

Katia da Silva Sastre, turned out to be an off-duty armed policewoman.

The gunman who was rushed to the hospital shortly after the incident, succumbed to his injuries later at the hospital, according to reports.

Sastre is being hailed as a hero for her act of bravery and was reportedly honored by Sao Paulo Governor Márcio França on Sunday in a ceremony.

Márcio França, the governor of São Paulo, said Sastre “intervened against a young man who assaulted kids and their families with a gun.”

“She was off duty and she didn’t have to do it,” França said. “Congratulations to this military police officer, congratulations to her husband and to all mothers of the state of São Paulo.”

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