Manager of Sparetime bowling alley took ‘countless’ children to safety
He was shot in the legs during the Maine massacre, in which 18 people died and 13 were injured.
Thomas Giberti risked his life by directing children to a safe area at the bowling alley while under fire during the shooting
The courageous actions of Thomas Giberti, manager of the Sparetime bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, shined brightly amid the tragedy that unfolded that fateful Wednesday evening.
Who is Thomas Giberti?
Giberti risked his life to protect many children during the terrible massacre in which 18 people lost their lives and 13 were injured.
Chaos and terror ensued when the shooter, identified as Robert Card, entered the bowling alley armed with an AR-15-style rifle around 7 p.m. There was a children’s bowling league going on at the time, which made it even sadder.
Giberti’s quick thinking and selfless heroism were clearly evident as he guided countless children to safety amid incessant gunfire. He put their welfare above his own by directing them to a safe area at the bowling alley. Tragically, during these brave actions Giberti suffered gunshot wounds to his legs.
The extremity of the situation, with 18 people dead and 13 injured, underlines the scale of the tragedy that has unfolded. Giberti’s courage and commitment to children’s safety is a testament to the resilience and heroism of individuals in the face of unimaginable challenges.
In the wake of this devastating event, society and the nation were forced to grapple with the profound impact of the senseless violence that occurred within the walls of the Leisure bowling alley.