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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:12 PM

Dylan Hockley died in Anne Marie Murphy's (teachers aide) arms...

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By Tom Cleary
December 17, 2012

Staring down the barrel of a rifle, Anne Marie Murphy pulled Dylan Hockley close to her, trying to shield him from the hail of bullets that would kill them both.

Dylan, 6, had special needs, his family said Monday. And Murphy was his "amazing" aide, they said. He loved her, pointing happily to her photo on the Hockley's refrigerator every day.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Dylan-Hockley-died-in-Anne-Marie-Murphy-s-arms-4122828.php

Many heroes at that school. Many little angels too.

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Reply Dylan Hockley died in Anne Marie Murphy's (teachers aide) arms... (Original post)
Little Star Dec 2012 OP
Shivering Jemmy Dec 2012 #1
roguevalley Dec 2012 #18
sufrommich Dec 2012 #2
ellie Dec 2012 #3
Shivering Jemmy Dec 2012 #4
Little Star Dec 2012 #6
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #16
catbyte Dec 2012 #5
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #7
TahitiNut Dec 2012 #8
PA Democrat Dec 2012 #12
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #17
TahitiNut Dec 2012 #23
roguevalley Dec 2012 #19
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #9
Little Star Dec 2012 #14
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #22
Brickbat Dec 2012 #10
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #11
Jennicut Dec 2012 #13
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #15
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #20
smirkymonkey Dec 2012 #21

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:13 PM

1. Shouldn't have read that

Dying inside.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:46 PM

18. I know. But they had each other. I can't cope with this too well

I taught first grade for eleven years. These kids are so good and so tiny.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. I need to stop reading these. I get angrier and angrier with

every passing day. Fuck the NRA and their enablers.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:21 PM

3. I feel the exact same way.

Fuck the NRA and its supporters.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. Too much evil

Can't process it. Can't handle it. How do people continue in face of this?

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:39 PM

6. Hear, hear!

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:36 PM

16. I get more and more depressed and teary-eyed. Paralyzed by grief and

 

despair.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:29 PM

5. Damn. Crying again.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. Thank you Little Star...

I weep for all there beautiful souls.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:44 PM

8. His Hucksterness says God isn't allowed in our schools.

He couldn't be further WRONG!

God was there in Vicki Soto.

God was there in Anne Marie Murphy.

God was there in every act of love and self-sacrifice.

If that wasn't God, then any God that I'd call "God" just doesn't exist!



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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

12. Beautifully said.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:36 PM

17. Damn, I wish I'd said that. I can't imagine it being any more perfectly expressed.

Well done, TahitiNut!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:30 AM

23. Thank you, bro.

I truly appreciate your generosity. Sometimes, not always or even enough, I tap into my KSOTO*.





* KSOTO: Keen Sense Of The Obvious

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:47 PM

19. it was. He was there, I know it. :*(

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

9. What was it many Repugs were saying all Summer and Fall about teachers?

I cannot remember! Something about them being moochers, union thugs, lazy... They all attempted to sacrifice themselves for these children. I would wager that very few of those corrupt politicians would do the same! My daughter was a 2nd grade teacher before having a son with Downs Syndrome. Now she stays home. She was paid so little that her quitting did not change the finances much since she no longer paid a baby sitter for 2 children. She worked 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., plus extra when grading more tests, or updating lesson plans, or doing something special for the class. She paid out of pocket for most of her teaching materials b/c Texas is a joke for education. They are making Public Education so bad, parents will want their damn Charter schools and voucher crap. The greedy bastards only want to think about their own children and to hell with the rest! I am sick of this corrupt country. The next time I hear about the "American Exceptionalism" I think I will puke! The only things we excell in are greed, selfishness, and corruption!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:22 PM

14. +1

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

22. And remember that these teachers

stood up to the gunman and died protecting their students (many of whom were saved and will hopefully have full lives because of them), while the politicians who love to bash, trash and demonize them and their profession, and who've been gleefully stripping away their rights and what little salaries and benefits they had, cower and grovel before the NRA. I believe a sign at the anti-NRA rally at their D.C. headquarters on Monday said it best: "Teachers stand up to gunmen. Congress can't stand up to the gun lobby."

I grew up with teacher parents and was surrounded by educators, and I know that these angels were not an aberration, that it is what the vast majority of teachers would do for their students. I know my own parents would have. My mom taught at a juvenile reformatory for boys, where these kinds of situations were always possible, not to mention other less deadly but still dangerous situations and, during the times when she had a boy try to cause shit in class, didn't hesitate to protect the other students.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

10. I don't have a kid with special needs, but I have seen the aides at my kids' schools work with the

kids in their care, and they are good, good people. Reading this story, I pictured a particular child and his aide. I have no doubt she would do the same.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

11. There should be a huge demonstration at that NRA press conference on Friday which

was just announced on MSNBC.

Further horrific stories such as this must be avoided at all costs

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:28 PM

13. Paraprofessionals are extremely important in our schools. I sub for paras a lot in Connecticut.

They usually work one on one with special needs kids. I love doing it. RIP to this para and the little boy she tried to save.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:30 PM

15. Ms. Murphy was 52 (my age). Let us hereby resolve that these dead

 

shall not have died in vain.

RIP

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:48 PM

20. so tragic

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:13 PM

21. This is heartbreaking. I am crying.

Why? I just can't believe this has happened. It is beyond tragic.

I am so sorry for all of them. It just breaks my heart to see all their faces and to see their funerals on television. I still can't get my mind around this.

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