Tragic School Shooting and The Heroic Acts of Valor

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Updated: Dec. 15 3:00 p.m.

Throughout Friday, December 14, 2012 “we were reminded what teachers do and how much they care, even in the face of terror.”

When First grade teacher Kaitlin Roig at Sandy Hook Elementary, began hearing gunfire she somehow managed to fit her 15 students into a bathroom, ultimately saving their lives.

Watch the emotional interview with ABC as Roig describes the sequence of events that took place in her classroom.

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List of Victims' Names:

Charlotte Bacon, 6,  Daniel Barden, 7, Rachel Davino, 29, Olivia Engel, 6, Josephine Gay, 7, Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, Dylan Hockley, 6, Dawn Hocksprung, 47, Madeline Hsu, 6, Catherine Hubbard, 6, Chase Kowalski, 7, Jesse Lewis, 6, James Mattioli, 6, Grace McDonnell, 7, Anne Marie Murphy, 52, Emilie Parker, 6, Jack Pinto, 6, Noah Pozner, 6, Caroline Previdi, 6, Jessica Rekos, 6, Avielle Richman, 6, Lauren Russeau, 30, Mary Sherlach, 56, Victoria Soto, 27, Benjamin Wheeler, 6, Allison Wyatt, 6 

Tragic School Shooting and Heroic Acts of Valor

Heroic acts of Valor by teachers and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary

Storified by Quick News Now · Sat, Dec 15 2012 13:14:40

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UPDATE: In a news conference today, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver said all the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by rifle shots. He said he believes "everybody was hit more than once." You can find the latest updates in the link below.WEAR ABC 3
RT @bradtree13: God bless everyone who was touched by the Connecticut shooting... This made me cry a little Stark
The Connecticut shooting was the 2nd worst shooting in the U.S. The 1st worst shooting in Connecticut. I can't believe someone would do that to innocent children. The teachers were very brave to protect everyone and get them out safely. R.I.P you wont be forgotten. <3Caroline Forbes
the Connecticut shooting is hard to take in, i can't imagine my little sister going to school and never seeing her again.Moises Jimenez
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RT @KimKardashian: In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come toJerickson Vasallo
RT @TehRealVicto: My love and sorrow to the Connecticut School Shooting. #StayStrong❤The Abbenshire❤
Tonight we all need to pray for the families that lost their children in the elementary school shooting toda Snider™
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the horrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. This is truly a tragic day.LaBarge Police Department