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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:44 PM

Newtown Elementary Therapist: 'Hero' Teacher Used Body To Hold Door Shut During School Shooting

As details continue to unfold about Friday morning's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more stories are surfacing about school staff and teachers who heroically protected students.

One teacher reportedly helped two children dodge bullets by pulling them into a classroom, and The Wall Street Journal has just revealed a remarkable story from Sandy Hook therapist Diane Day, who watched as the school psychologist and Principal Dawn Hochsprung sprung out of a meeting to respond to gunshots. From WSJ:

Without a lock on the door, the school’s lead teacher pressed her body against the door to hold it shut, Ms. Day said. That teacher was shot through the door in the leg and arm.
“She was our hero,” Ms. Day said.


Unconfirmed reports say that the principal and psychologist died in the shooting, which killed at least 27 people, including 20 children.



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. Thanks sheshe

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:19 PM

2. I only heard about this when I got home from work.

I can't get through one article with out crying!

This is so devastating Cha!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:48 PM

4. I know.. We just had

another terrorist attack in our country that affects all of us.. only this time it was Domestic. In this Culture Of Violence.. people should not be allowed to buy Combat Weapons.. It's asking for our citizens to be slaughtered.

I just talked to my sister in New York who is a grade school teacher and guidance counselor and she said her school has "Lock Down" drills.. and they just had a real episode not too long ago where a pissed off boyfriend was "threatening" and a mother called 911 and the school was notified immediately and they went into Lock Down until he was arrested and the police still came out and checked the building to make sure no one was in there who shouldn't be.

I had to call her to tell her I loved her.. I was just reading your thread about how brave the teachers were protecting their kids.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

5. You are right to call it a terrorist attack.

A senseless attack on our children and teachers.

The man that did this caused death and mayhem. In it's wake he has destroyed the hopes and dreams of so many. The mothers,fathers and all that have been left behind have suffered a mortal wound. One that I hope they can survive!

I am so glad you called your sister.It helps to have a hug today.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:13 PM

6. It does help to have a hug today..even if

it's over the phone and cyberally speaking..

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:33 PM

3. There were so many heroic people there. N/t

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