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Kaitlin Roig From Sandy Hook Elementary School- How Kaitlin Saved 15 Students

Kaitlin Roig From  Sandy Hook Elementary School
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As more details come pouring in about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary we’re starting to realize that Newtown, Connecticut is a community filled with dozens of heroes. One of which is teacher Kaitlin Roig. Kaitlin saved the lives of 15 of her students. 

According to Perez Hilton, when the shooting began, the first-grade teacher quickly ushered her 15 students into the classroom closet and urged them to be quiet. In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Kaitlin shares the unforgettable moments that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary:

I put one of my students on top of the toilet. I just knew we had to get in there. I was telling them it’s going to be okay, you’re going to be all right. I pulled the book shelf before i closed the door in front of it. Did you tell them to be quiet? Oh, yes, I told them to be absolutely quiet. Because I was just so afraid if he did come in, he would hear us and start shooting the door. I said we have to be absolutely quiet. And I said there are bad guys out there now.


I just wanted us to be okay. And I was so so saddened that there are people who in this situation are not okay. And my heart, my heart goes out to anyone who knew them and was part of their lives.


So I’m hearing the gunfire in the hallway and I’m thinking in my mind, I’m the first classroom, why isn’t he coming? In my mind, I’m thinking as a six or seven-year-old what are your thoughts? I’m thinking that I almost have to be the parent, like I have to tell them — I said to them, i need you to know that I love you all very much and that it’s going to be okay because i thought that was the last thing we were ever going to hear.”


You can read the full interview from ABC News by Clicking Here. You can watch it here too:


As Perez worded it, we truly all honor the courage and selflessness of those teachers, administrators, first responders, and classmates who helped prevent even more parents from burying their children this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those effected.

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[via ABC News / Perez Hilton]

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