‘I Just Want My Mom’: Sandy Hook Teacher Recounts What Children Said As They Hid From Gunman In Bathroom

Tara West - Author

Oct. 4 2015, Updated 3:25 p.m. ET

Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis saved her entire class of 6- and 7-year-old students by hiding them in a bathroom as a deranged gunman murdered 20 elementary students and six teachers in the building around them. The 2012 massacre left the teacher deeply scarred and hoping for tighter security in the school building where so many children and teachers lost their lives. However, following a disagreement over a lack of security following the massacre, Roig-DeBellis quit her job. She is now speaking out about the tragedy in her book Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours.

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