Hero Teacher Kaitlin Roig Hid Children in Bathroom During Newtown Shooting

Teacher describes traumatic experience to Diane Sawyer for ABC interview

By Elena Gorgan on December 16th, 2012 09:46 GMT

As the nation is still trying to recover from the shock of the brutal shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, tales of heroism on part of the teachers are starting to emerge online. Kaitlin Roig’s one of them.

20-year-old Adam Lanza entered the school and opened fire in the classrooms, killing 20 children and 6 adults before taking his own life.

Kaitlin heard gunfire, so she took all the 15 children in her class and crammed them inside a small bathroom, before getting in herself.

She pulled a shelf over the door, thus barricading themselves in, while trying to keep the children quiet by telling them how much she loved them and how important it was not to cry while they waited for “the good guys to come.”

Her touching story is above: Kaitlin agreed to talk to Diane Sawyer for an ABC interview about the incredibly traumatic experience. She is a hero, having saved the lives of her students.
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