Courage beyond words. When all you ever hear about teenagers these days is "gun violence", "drug use", "genital diseases"; oh so many negatives, it is hard to remember that those problematic teens are far outnumbered by many good children out there. It's worth the read. Gripping. This story is just unreal. This young man deserves a medal. Here's part of the story, rest at link: Hero teenager hid terrified rape victim in his home and fended off her crazed attacker with a knife as he tried to smash his way into house A brave teenager armed only with a simple hunting knife faced down a rapist trying to break into his home last week, proving himself a hero to his younger brother and sister and the the man's victim. Entrusted by his father to babysit while he ran an errand to the family business around 10 p.m., James Persyn, 14, was startled by the frantic screaming and banging of a woman at the front door of their Shepherd, Michigan home on Wednesday night. Letting the desperate woman inside, five-foot-eight, 142-pound James rushed her, his 11-year-old sister and two-year-old brother into an upstairs bathroom before arming himself with his weapon, ready to defy the rapist who by now was screaming 'Let me in or I'll kill you.' 'Her voice was, like, she was going to die if I didn't open that door,' said James about the terrified woman pounding on his door.Despite this, James opened his door and as he did so, the woman charged in, ran to the kitchen and hid according to the Detroit Free Press. 'I let her in, and she asked me if my parents were home. I told her no. She said, 'We’ve got to hide. I was just kidnapped, and I’ve just jumped out of a vehicle. We’ve got to hide now." Heroic 14-year-old boy lets fleeing rape victim into his house and fends off attacker with a knife | Mail Online And bless his soul for being so brave.