Sandy Hook Elementary teachers speak about shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WHDH) -- Teachers who huddled with their students when the shots rang out are sharing their stories.
“I gathered my class over to my coat closet area which is what we practice in our lockdown and had them sit on the floor. I immediately locked the classroom door. As I was doing this I was reassuring them everything is fine, we'll be okay,” said a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher, Connie Sullivan.
“They did continue to cry, but they were able to hold it together. They were, they were amazing. They were quiet when I needed them to be. They held each other. They were perfect. They were perfect,” said Sullivan.
“We walked down the hall and went out the exit door of the building. and I did pass some blood on the floor which wasn’t a lot, but hopefully the children didn’t see it. I kept telling them to look up and look away and look this way,” said another teacher Janet Vollmer.
“Parents came and picked up their kids and hugged them and kissed them and held their child,” said Sullivan.
“This has been a very difficult situation. We're gonna pick up the pieces somehow. We're gonna stick together and in time we'll heal,” said another teacher, Kris Feda.
Those teachers are confident that the community will be able get through this terrible tragedy by coming together and taking it one day at a time.