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Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Saved 15 Students, Is A True American Hero!

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If not for the quick-thinking and bravery of Kaitlin Roig, there is a very real possibility the unfathomable casualty count at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday could have been even higher.

When the shooting began, the lovely young first-grade teacher quickly ushered her 15 students into the classroom closet and urged them to be quiet.

In an interview chilling enough to make even the most world-weary cynic cry, Diane Sawyer discusses with Kaitlin (above) the unforgettable moments between when Adam Lanza fired his first gunshots and when the police arrived to safely lead her children outside.

This shooting was masterminded by one heinous villain, but, as details from this tragedy slowly come into focus, we're realizing Newtown, Connecticut is a community filled with dozens of astonishing heroes.

We honor the courage and selflessness of those teachers, administrators, first responders, and classmates who helped prevent even more parents from burying their children this week.

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19 comments to “Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Saved 15 Students, Is A True American Hero!”

  1. 1

    You're just as shitty as the media for exploiting this tragedy.

    I hope you get shot.

  2. kirsten says – reply to this


    she is truly a hero!

  3. nationalenquirer says – reply to this


    Celebriity news ?

  4. 4

    she's as celebrity as it gets

  5. 5

    someone get the cops to paris is burning's house.. it's THESE people that threaten our lives! no normal person would ever say anything like this even in severe depression

  6. Erica says – reply to this


    It is good to talk about the victims and the heroes in this situation, but we should all stop mentioning the killers name. No one needs to remember him.

  7. S. says – reply to this


    How can someone possibly say such a thing after all of this!? Your a horrible person for saying someone has to be shot for just posting a news story. I live somewhere where I don't hear much news and for whatever reason I found out of this story here and there was nothing bad or negative about it. keep your ignorant comments to yourself. This story brings up a lot of emotion of a tragic thing that recently happened to my family and it's people like you that make things worse thru your words. I hope you find the help you need.

  8. ParisIsADumbAss says – reply to this


    Re: ParisIsBurning
    Ok, read your comment, Paris Is Burning. Got my AK-47 tucked in my jacket.
    Did some pc grid work, and tracked down where you live.
    In a few minutes, I'll be on my way to your house, you heartless, useless tit.
    Are you Scared now? Do you know what fear feels like, bitch?
    Because with jackass comments like the one you just wrote… maybe you deserve a little cowering the closet while a mad man waves a gun around your house.

    Careful what you send out, hon… ’cause you just might get it back.

  9. dot says – reply to this


    Just Ignore Parisisburning she just a stupid troll with nothing better to do look at her profile she's telling everyone to get shot she's just trying to provoke people best thing to do is ignore her

  10. Josee says – reply to this


    I love how there is a media report with a teacher that survived for saving her class, but it`s a shame how there isn`t a media report like this that speaks about the teacher who did the exact same thing at that school, except she took the bullets for her students. THAT is a true hero.

    Pisses me off how the media only speaks about the killer and the shooting, For once, might want to commemorate the victims?

  11. 11

    How frightening to be in that position and to try to save a classroom full of 6 yr olds. God bless her for her fast thinking, and bravery, for that those children from her classroom are alive. The day was too tragic as it was.
    And BOO to all of the people making nasty comments in here, shame on you!

  12. 12

    Re: ParisIsBurning – Wow! I'll pray for you too.

  13. 13

    Re: Erica – I know. Scary!

  14. sc says – reply to this


    what's wrong with what she said you psychopath? The media are loving this - you can see erin burnett practically masturbating out there on the streets. Sick, vile, stupid Americans and their vile media getting off on this tragedy.
    As for this teacher and the others (including the principal) - yes, this is heroism. I have to say I have a very low opinion of teachers but to hear about what these women did when confronted with what was most likely a brutal death is just overwhelming. Hero is a word Americans throw around and devalue but here it's truly warranted.

  15. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    I'm an American that is not sick, vile, stupid, nor getting off on this tragedy. After reading many hate filled anti-American drool, I'm really beginning to resent those that ignorantly and wrongly stereotype Americans during one of our nations saddest tragedies. Perhaps it's acceptable to be completely disrespectful of heinous acts of violence in the country where you reside, but it is not here. Twenty-six innocent souls (twenty-seven including the mother) were lost forever a few days ago. Those that are using this catastrophe as a vehicle to spout such moronic diatribe should be ashamed of themselves!

  16. Molly says – reply to this


    Perez - You really need to consider better journalism and not display the name of the shooter as many other news sources have done. You should be focusing on the victims, not the shooter, and it discourages other troubled people who are just looking for fame.

  17. cb says – reply to this


    Re: ParisIsBurning – Any news projected may be claimed to be exploiting. Here's the thing, by reporting on the tragedy this school and town and the survivors and families of those who did not make it will get help from strangers all over the world whether it be through monetary or emotional support. However, your comment is revolting. If you cannot prove intent by the person reporting (which you cannot unless you are the reporter themselves) then you have no clause.

  18. Jen says – reply to this


    Re: ParisIsBurning – how very Christian of you.

  19. David says – reply to this


    I agree with you, Perez: this video is chilling enough to make THE MOST MACHO DUDE cry, never mind the most world-weary cynic of either gender! Anybody who watches this video and doesn't even cry along with Kaitlin needs to check his or her pulse IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE VIDEO FINISHES!! (For crying out loud [no pun intended], even DIANE SAWYER was crying at the tail end of the interview!)

    In fact, I was crying