On November 3, 1942, Irwin Goodman was a father of two and a mathematics teacher at at William J. High School in Williamsburg, New York. He was heading to his morning classes down the stairs of the back hall when a shot rang out and went into his back. Two boys, who had dropped out of the school, had decided that on that day they would go back to give Goodman some lip. Instead of lip they took his life.