Reading could save your life, just ask this Florida State Universtity student

Man returns home after being present at the FSU shooting to discover the books in his bag had saved his life.

PUBLISHED: 13:30, 21 Nov 2014 | 
UPDATED: 10:46, 21 Nov 2014 | 

Jason Derfuss, a student at Florida State University was leaving the Strozier Library when he heard a gun shot behind him. He turned around to see one person get shot and subsequently collapse. Derfuss then turned and ran to his car before driving off.

When he returned home he had discovered that two of the books in his bag had been destroyed. The two books had stopped a bullet that was meant for Jason himself.

Derfuss posted to facebook shortly after the incident.

The shot I heard behind me I did not feel, nor did it hit me at all. He was about 5 feet from me, but he hit my books. Books one minute earlier I had checked out of the library, books that should not have stopped the bullet. But they did.

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