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Heartbreaking Interview Of Teacher That Saved Kids in The Elemnetry School Shooting (Photos & Video)

Sandy Hook Elementary first grade teacher Kaitlin Roig was worried that she and her students would not survive the gunfire that flew through the Connecticut school Friday morning.

Roig told ABC News that she quickly ushered her first grade students into the class bathroom and held the door shut with a storage unit. When police came to rescue them, Roig refused to unlock the door, worried that it was a trick by the gunman to lure them out.

The teacher told the police on the other side to slide their badges under the bathroom door to prove their identities.

“I didn’t believe them,” she told ABC News. “I told them if they were cops, they could get the key… They did and then unlocked the bathroom.”

Despite the horror of what was happening around them and being locked in a small space, the teacher explained that she kept a positive face on for the sake of her young students.

“They asked, ‘Can we go see if anyone is out there… I just want Christmas… I don’t want to die, I just want to have Christmas,” she said.

Roig is just one of several teachers who heroically protected the lives of their students. One teacher reportedly helped two children dodge bullets by pulling them into a classroom, and another used her body to hold a door shut to keep the gunman out.

Shaila Tucker, from New Haven, Conn., leaves a flower at a memorial set up in Sandy Hook for the victims of the shooting on Dec. 15.

Residents grieve after leaving flowers for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 15.

A flag flies half-staff outside a residence near Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 15, in Newtown, Conn

 

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3 Responses to Heartbreaking Interview Of Teacher That Saved Kids in The Elemnetry School Shooting (Photos & Video)

  1. Scared

    December 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    OMG heartbreaking indeed!

    What a brave women she is, i cannot phatom what she felt for those couple of minutes

  2. Mommy

    December 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    If you watched this and did not cry, there is something wrong with you.

  3. Aviva

    December 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    What a heart this young woman has! This is exactly the type of teacher i would want my kids to have.