GARLAND(CBSDFW.COM) – The lone casualty of last week’s attempted terrorist attack outside a Garland events center spoke exclusively with CBS11.
While Bruce Joiner says he’s not ready to do an on camera interview, he did show us his injury and shared his thoughts on his first day back at work as a Garland schools security guard which was Tuesday.
His assault rifle wound is still healing.
He said he was standing outside the Curtis Culwell Center and unarmed when he walked up to a suspicious car and two men got out and started firing
He says he “felt a sting” and “didn’t realize he had been shot.”
But he believes he was able to be “a decoy” for a Garland police officer by drawing the attention of the two suspected terrorists who were shot and killed.
Inside his hospital room, Joiner says he worried he would lose his leg and wouldn’t be able to walk his daughter down the aisle when she got married in two months.
But the bullet only brushed his bone and today Joiner is already up and walking. He says “I was just doing my job, I’m glad to be alive.”
The incident has raised concerns about security within Garland ISD which oversees the Culwell Center.
The school board met behind closed doors Tuesday night to discuss possibly arming security guards or creating it’s own police force.
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