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. (Click here to see a timeline of events.)
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