Angel Saves School Children and Teacher

Posted on September 30, 2009

I would like to share with everyone something that occurred when I was around 10 or 11 years old, while living in Orange Park, Florida, back in the late 60′s. This wasn’t something that I had experienced myself, personally, but, rather, an article that I had read about in a well established newspaper, and that has stayed in the back of my mind for years. I have enjoyed sharing this with many of my friends over the years. I was at my best friend’s house watching television one evening, when her mother came into the room and told us that there was an interesting article in the newspaper concerning an incident that happened at an elementary school in Jacksonville, and that she’d thought we would like to read about it.

What I can remember from the article (and, after all these years, I wish that I had thought to have kept a copy of it), there was an elementary school that, if I remember correctly, recently had an additional small building built on the school property, but separate from the school itself, which housed probably around 10 to 12 children and their teacher. I can’t remember what type of classroom it was, but, one afternoon during class time, a man, wearing work clothes and a hardhat, walked into the classroom, went up to the teacher and told her that his construction company was going to be doing some work around the classroom outside area and that there would be a lot of noise for awhile, and it would probably disrupt the class. That it would probably be a good idea if she’d get the children outside onto the playground for awhile until they were finished. The teacher went ahead and immediately got the children out onto the playground, and shortly after they had vacated the classroom, portions of the roof caved in. Had the teacher and the children been in the classroom during that time, most likely, they would have all been killed or severely injured.

I remember reading in the article, that the teacher, who was very much shook up (which was quite understandable), later on tried to find the construction worker and thank him, but, he wasn’t anywhere to be found on the school property. The principal of the school had contacted the construction company, giving them a description of the man (that the teacher had given), and the principal was told that there was no one who had worked for the company, or who had ever worked for the company, that had fit that description. So, when the story was given to the newspaper, they wrote that it was a “Guardian Angel” who saved the lives of the teacher and her students that afternoon.

Even to this day when I think of this news article, it gives me goosebumps. Even though there may have been some rational explanation about what had happened, I do believe in Guardian Angels, and I believe that it was a Guardian Angel who walked into the classroom that afternoon and saved the lives of that teacher and her students.

Written by Bonnie Lou, Copyright 2009

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18 Responses to “Angel Saves School Children and Teacher”
  1. meli�a says:

    good story! i’m glad the teacher listened and took the kids outside. yes, guardian angels exist!

    • Dondon says:

      Yes! I believed that the man appeared inside the classroom,in that case,i truly believed that there was angel,angel in heavens,guardians angles,angels of active catholic..CFC-SFC.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Hi Melissa, thank you so much for your nice comment. I have always been a firm believer in Angels. Especially, after I had to undergo openheart surgery about six years ago, and had a beautiful experience with Angels while I was on the operating table. I know for a fact that several of them were watching over me during that time. My mother was a very sensitive person (to the spiritual world), and it seems that I have inherited some of that sensitivity as well. Again, thank you for your nice comment. I really like this site. It’s very interesting and in good taste. You have a great evening.

  3. trolldoll1681 says:

    i too believe in such entities. i am not sure but i think i had something like this happen to me when i and my daughter were in a auto accident. thanks for the feel good story and if anyone has more please share. good things make more good things happen.

  4. meli�a says:

    you’re very welcome bonnie – i think whether you are or aren’t sensitive to the spritual, doesn’t mean it’s not there. there was one situation where my friend’s little brother got into a bad rollover accident on the road in the middle of the night. he was trapped in the driver’s seat & the driver’s side was the side slammed into the road. in & out of conciousness, he tried freeing himself, but couldn’t. he said he started to panic & prayed. all of a sudden he sees a bright white apparation on the passengers side & the passenger door opened & he finally unbuckled himself to get out. he got out & not a soul in sight! that was his lucky night, his angel was definitely watching him. so, they are there indeed! i’m very glad your surgery went well. one of my best friend’s endured that procedure as well, you know how scary that can be!! again, thanks for the pleasant story. sorry for my novel. good night :-)

  5. tabbycat says:

    i belive you and this story makes me think of a story when i was little. i was put into hospitel for eye sergery { i am half blind } befor i was put under i thort i saw like a dove but it was human if that makes sense. thank you soo much for the story.

  6. eyepriestess says:

    I love stories like these, thanks Bonnie :) yes i too have had encounters with what i believe were angels.

  7. Grey Wolf says:

    Yes defineity Angels do exisit ! I believe we all have Guardian Angels…more than one that are with us at all times.Wether we are aware of them or not.They watch over us and help us many times..sometimes we know they did & sometimes we don’t know. I enjoyed reading about this story…thanks ! Also I think sometimes we ”know” it is an Angel …but at other times we might not pick up on that until after the fact.

  8. Liz says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard a lot of such stories. Just couple of days ago, a Japanese toddler actually survived after being hit by a train when she crawled on the tracks. The train actually braked and stop with her beneath, stucked between the wheels of the train. She survived with no injury except for a few scratches!

    My mom always said this is the works of angels who always protect young kids/ babies but not bad adults that we all have grown up to be.

  9. D.R. says:


  10. DarStarr says:

    I totally agree, that is such a lovely story.

  11. Angel With Horns says:

    This was soo heart warming :P

  12. Anonymous says:

    that is awsome.i got goosebumps they are lucky that nothin happened to them.for the newspaper you could go to the hall or were-ever they have newspaper clippings u could get that would cast some money but who cares.thanks for the story and i do believe in angels too.i think everyone has had a gardian angel one time or another.

  13. Anonymous says:

    thats weird i left a comment hear this morning and its not hear.i wonder what happened.i think thats awsome that what had happened.i believe in angels at one time or another someone had an angel with them.i think you should find out where u could get a copy of the newspaper.the teacher and students are really glad everything worked out for them.thanks for the story.

    • Caretaker says:

      “Anonymous” – Comments are moderated – which means they must be approved before they appear on the site. Sometimes that takes awhile as I am not on the site moderating comments 24/7 :)

      • anna says:

        i know i never thought at all u were on here.24/ i think i know what happened but thats ok.thanks anyways for letting me know.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yes!.i truly believed that the man appeared inside the class was angles of god..

  15. Jessica says:

    Wow, I live in Orange Park now, I have to ask my about that because she grew up Jacksonville most of her life.

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