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Principal Among The Dead in Connecticut School Shooting

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Among the 26 people killed in Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was the school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung.

CNN reports, that Hochsprung recently installed a new security system at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In a letter to parents this fall, she said every visitor would be required to ring a doorbell at the school’s front entrance after the doors locked at 8:30 a.m.

At about that time Friday, a parent inside the school said she was meeting with Hochsprung and several others. That parent heard what she described as “pop, pop, pop” in the hallway.

She told CNN that Hochsprung was among three people who walked into the hallway. She never returned.

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  • lorenaasandoval

    heart breaking and painful to hear this news …..my prayers and deepest condolences to the families….. can't imagine what they are going through ….. rest in peace ….the little angels are with god…..god give the family strength,comfort,peace and abundance in life, sorry for your lost, there is no words that anyone can give you to comfort you all in your grief and painful loss, but god give you all strength to keep going, comfort your hearts,peace and abundance in life …. to all the teachers that protected the children thank you, you are the heros that are always in our heart and that teach us in every day life what we are here for and what love is and the teachers that have loss their life for the children you are our hero god bless you and your families and abundance be in your life …..god bless

  • Cynyhia Gambrell

    My heart is deeply hurt, Because of this horrible crime, At Sandy Hook Elementry School, To the little one’s it hard for you to return to school on monday because of what happened, But remember, God love you and he will send all is angel’s to watch over you, So don’t be affraid, To all the parent’s i’m deeply sorry for your pain may god give you all strengh we love you in la.

    • Lukas

      I'm pretty sure they won't be returning to school on Monday, they need to be with there families and the school is in ruin as of right now and it will be at least a month before they can return to school.

  • cheri

    I am so sorry for the loss of everyone. This is the worst thing any child parent sibling aunt uncle or grandparent can go through. My heart goes out to all of them.
    I am annoyed by the young man who did this to such innocent children and adults. He is such a coward for taking his own life. How anyone can take a gun and take a young child’s life. What a coward loser. Innocent people have been killed and it is disgusting. My heart goes out to the families who are hurting. As for the gunmans family
    Nope no feelings what’s so ever. Unfortunately they have to live with what there loved one did to these innocent people.

  • ScotytBoy

    I'm surprised the principal would have a security system installed at such a small out of the way elementary school. I wonder what her reasons were.

  • Hanan Nimri

    May god rest all the souls of those who lost there life's. I'm so sad for the parents and family of the kids and adult who won't have a Christmas and holidays any more ,but they are in heaven with god, and they will never feel any more pain, god bless all of them ,,,Hanan Nimri from north Hollywood ,,,,,,

  • David Crosby

    My father was an Elementary Principal in Colorado for 35 years..And we grew up in a gun culture..I have grandchildren that I pick up at School sometimes..I never thought I'd hear myself say this but we need to do something drastic to reduce these high capacity/semiauto guns..The NRA is out of touch..This cannot be allowed to continue…

  • GhostofReportingPast

    There is so much more to this story than what is written here…this is another example of an inexperienced, lazy reporter trying to glorify the horror instead of reporting the facts. Shame on whoever wrote this, shame on KTLA.

  • Tom Brown

    If Dawn Hochsprung had a gun in her hand when she went to investigate apparent gun shots and she was trained to use it there would only have been two dead people in this story. I understood that Dawn Hochsprung flung herself at the gunman in an attempt to stop him. Her instincts were correct. Why not give her the training and the tools to make them effective. I am not a advocate of guns I am an advocate of protecting our children.