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  •  Not to be a wet blanket (1+ / 0-)
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    Sharoney

    but from what I can tell this story is not entirely accurate.

    She was trying to hide her kids in closets when the shooter came. And she shielded her kids with her own body, at the cost of her life.

    But I have not found from a primary source any indication of whether she saved all her students in so doing.

    I sure hope she did.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:11:30 AM PST

    •  Yes, but her sacrifice is no less amazing. (2+ / 0-)
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      She did all she could, and gave all she had.

      Let's hope she did save her kids, and work to make ourselves and our country worthy of her.

      Take back the House in 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! (50 state strategy needed)

      by mungley on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:56:09 AM PST

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      •  She definitely deserves (1+ / 0-)
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        to be remembered and honored for her sacrifice.

        Just not with a photo of her sister instead of her, and an inaccurate story, yanno?

        We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

        by raptavio on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:09:29 AM PST

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    •  I don't have the link (0+ / 0-)

      but I'd read from a reputable news source yesterday that some of her kids bolted out of the closet when the shooter confronted the teacher and were shot as they tried to run from the classroom.

      The remaining kids were found huddled in the back of the closet when law enforcement showed up.

      "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

      by Sharoney on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:11:29 AM PST

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    •  5 died, MSNBC or ABC this AM reported that (0+ / 0-)

      her cousin is being widely interviewed and he repeats what his family members told him that the police told them

      He is interviewed more widely than family of any other teacher so we hear about Vicki more

      I too feel or worry about being a wet blanket ie don't want to detract. But also, because of the lock down protocol to hide the kids lock the door

      the teachers who died, perhaps most of them, likely died like or similarly to Vicki

      that protocol protected kids first. I saw three teachers who survived locked down with students interviewed. They related what they did how they told kids they'd be safe they were loved it would be ok how they held doorknobs closed pushed furniture musical instruments against doors. One music teacher holding door closed with own hands while shooter banged on other door yelling Let Me IN...all said while weeping

      little did they know their stories reveal their own incredible deep love for these kids and heroism. WE can extrapolate and know the dead teachers were likely coming from the same place. It is hard to imagine someone coming from that place not protecting the kids with her body (you just have to see these teachers the FIERCE protective love eminating from them) if the shooter actually confronted them.

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