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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:50 PM

As Conn. school shooting unfolded, a custodian ran through the halls warning of a gunman

He said someone had turned on the intercom so that "you could hear people in the office. You could hear the hysteria that was going on. I think whoever did that saved a lot of people. Everyone in the school was listening to the terror that was transpiring."

Also, a custodian ran around, warning people there was a gunman, Varga said.

"He said, 'Guys! Get down! Hide!'" Varga said. "So he was actually a hero." The teacher said he did not know if the custodian survived.

Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was uninjured, heard a scream come over the intercom. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.

"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/school-shooting-reported-newtown-conn

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Reply As Conn. school shooting unfolded, a custodian ran through the halls warning of a gunman (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #2
mainstreetonce Dec 2012 #3
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #4
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #6
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #5
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #8
UtahLib Dec 2012 #9

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Blessings on him........I hope he survived.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:53 PM

2. Bless him. I can't wait to hear if he survived (I hope). nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:54 PM

3. The Columbine kids had cell phones

Children this young don't have them. Teachers may not keep phones2with them as they teach kindergarten.
Communication is an important thing to think about.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:12 PM

4. He was a "foreigner"

With a name like Mergim Bajraliu, he was undoubtedly a "foreigner", or recent immigrant. And today, he's a hero.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:31 PM

6. You need to re-read the article. Mergim Bajraliu was NOT the janitor. He was a brother of ...


one of the kids inside of the school.
Sounds like he did not even go into the school.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:33 PM

7. Oh, thanks.

I've been doing stuff like that all day.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:24 PM

5. Thanks for the link.. Straight Story

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:52 PM

8. Kind of Eerie

That we have had two deadly things happen within approximately 40 days of one another.Hurricane Sandy and the shootings at Sandy Hook.

Both named Sandy...eerie.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:15 PM

9. What a good person - a hero who put the welfare of others before his own. n/t

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