My heart is so filled with sadness as I think about the awful tragedy that happened yesterday. We were on our way out to recess, I stopped in the teacher's lounge and the school secretary who was getting her lunch told me about the text alert she got from our local WFSB news station that alerted her to the breaking news of a school shooting at an elementary school in Newtown. As I'm sure was the case with all who heard, I was shocked and totally heartbroken. When we came back inside after recess, I was even more shocked and more saddened to hear that the death toll was thought to be in the double digits. Although my heart was broken, I had to finish my day with my kids. Once I got home WFSB had special coverage on, and that's when the tears really started to flow. The pictures and videos of children walking to safety with such fear on their faces, parents grieving or getting their children and hugging them tight. It's so hard to understand what would make someone OK with hurting precious, innocent children. Not only were 20 precious children killed, but 6 adults as well, the principal being one, the school psychologist being another. Another was a teacher who got all of her students safely hidden in closets and cabinets and told the gunman they were not there, but in the gym, he then shot her and moved on. In the face of tragedy the principal, psychologist, and all of those teachers were true heroes!
Victoria Soto, 27, the one who was shot after hiding her students and telling the gunman they were not there.
Praying earnestly for the families of the victims, the teachers, students and community of Newtown! May God grant His peace!
If any of you would like to send cards, the school address is:
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
I am a third grade teacher at a small Christian school. I LOVE teaching!!! I still live in the same house I grew up in. I was taking care of my mother who had Alzheimer's disease. The Lord took her home to be with Him August 10, 2012. It was not easy, but I'm just so thankful the Lord allowed me to be home with her and take care of her to the very end. I have a wonderful little dog Bella, who has been a lifesaver! I strive to seek the Lord's will for my life, and pray that I always will. That's the best place to be!