If I could do it over again, I would of course just tell them to leave.
“Run. Run, for the sake of your lives.” But I’m pretty sure that they would not have listened.
I met the teachers of southern Thailand's Ban Ba Ngo school in 2010, just days after an attack on their school. Ethnic Malay Muslim separatists had targeted the school buildings, trying to burn them down. On Dec. 11, 2012 the insurgents returned again, but this time to target the teachers.
Five armed men entered the school grounds during the lunch break. They barged into the school canteen. They methodically sorted the Buddhist teachers from the Muslim teachers. One of the armed men pressed a gun to the skull of the school’s director, a Buddhist, and pulled the trigger. Her name was Tiyarat Chauykaew. Another Buddhist teacher, Somsak Kwanma, was similarly executed.