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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:24 PM

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Gene Rosen...
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"We can't go back to school," one little boy told Rosen. "Our teacher is dead. Mrs. Soto; we don't have a teacher."



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Victoria Soto, 27, was a first-grade teacher killed when 20-year-old Adam Lanza burst into her classroom. It wasn't clear how the children escaped harm, but there have been reports that Soto hid some of her students from the approaching gunman. The six who turned up at Rosen's home did apparently have to run past her body to safety.

"They said he had a big gun and a little gun," said Rosen, who didn't want to discuss other details the children shared.

Rosen called the children's parents, using cellphone numbers obtained from the school bus company, and they came and retrieved their children.

One little girl, he said, spent the entire ordeal clutching a small stuffed Dalmatian to her chest and staring out the window looking for her mommy.

And one little boy brought them all a moment of levity.

"This little boy turns around, and composes himself, and he looks at me like he had just removed himself from the carnage and he says, 'Just saying, your house is very small,'" Rosen said. "I wanted to tell him, 'I love you. I love you.'"
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A couple of hours after the last child left, a knock came on his door. It was a frantic mother who had heard that some children had taken refuge there. She was looking for her little boy.

"Her face looked frozen in terror," Rosen said, breaking down in tears.

"She thought maybe a miracle from God would have the child at my house," he said. Later, "I looked at the casualty list ... and his name was on it."










http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/newtown_teacher_took_dead_students_hVXv1qHmVJW2M129eBMomI




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Reply Breaking From AP... will try to get link (Original post)
sheshe2 Dec 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #1
roguevalley Dec 2012 #20
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #2
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #3
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #10
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #11
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #4
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #7
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #9
Esse Quam Videri Dec 2012 #14
840high Dec 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #5
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #6
renate Dec 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #16
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #12
freshwest Dec 2012 #13
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #15
Cha Dec 2012 #17
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #18

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. I saw that guy on CNN tonight

Incredible story.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:56 AM

20. and my darling friends, this is life in America

I am sick in my heart. I am glad I'm old. I don't want another forty years of this.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. Thanks was not able to copy it from

My Yahoo news page!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:14 PM

10. Pictures of Gene...in his small home



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

11. This, among the small miracles that rise from the ashes of tragedy.

Never worth the price, but ever astounding.

Thank you for your posting this.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:29 PM

4. His house may be small but his home is large.

Thanks for the thread, sheshe.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:43 PM

7. ^^^ This ^^^ eom

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:55 PM

9. Home is where the Heart is Uncle Joe...you are so right!

Thank you.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:31 PM

14. Bravo, sir.

Bravo

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:10 AM

19. So is he. Wonderful man.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:31 PM

5. You actually managed to make me cry today

So far I managed to avoid it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:38 PM

6. I burst into tears at work yesterday...

I was talking to one of my floor managers...about an issue with a client...then I lost it!

Sorry I made you cry.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:44 PM

8. "it wasn't his training as a psychologist that helped him that day--it was being a grandparent"

For some reason I found that line really touching. Maybe it's because it's little children who most bring out that protective instinct.

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Response to renate (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:07 PM

16. Small children bring out the mom in me, and I've never had kids.

I'm not ordinarily fond of them, but from about 4 to 10 I find I relate very well to them.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:21 PM

12. Heart wrenching. nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:25 PM

13. '"Her face looked frozen in terror," Rosen said, breaking down in tears.' Me, too.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:58 PM

15. Her hope lost...

I cried too Freshwest.

The six babies that found a way out were so very brave. My heart goes out to them.

To All of them!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:53 PM

17. Wow, sheshe..

All I can do is another.. What a sweet sweet story for those children who got away to Mr Rosen's.

Victoria Soto, 27, was a first-grade teacher killed when 20-year-old Adam Lanza burst into her classroom. It wasn't clear how the children escaped harm, but there have been reports that Soto hid some of her students from the approaching gunman. The six who turned up at Rosen's home did apparently have to run past her body to safety.

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:08 AM

18. I know...

... then the babies!

I am with you on that Cha!

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