Hero teacher describes barricading 15 students in bathroom

In an incredibly emotional interview with ABC “World News,” first grade teacher, Kaitlin Roig, explained how she barricaded herself and 15 students into a bathroom in her classroom to protect them from the gunman in Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

Roig was able to pull a bookshelf in front of the door before she closed it, and then told the children to remain absolutely silent. She told the students, “There are bad guys out there now, we need to wait for the good guys.”

She recounted the many thoughts going through her mind; keeping the children calm, wondering why the gunman wasn’t coming to her classroom, wondering what these little children were thinking, and that she felt it so very important to tell the students she “loved them all very much,” because she truly felt they were all going to die.

A heartfelt thank you to Ms. Roig for her quick action doing whatever she needed to do to protect her students and keep them as calm and quiet as possible in an unfathomable situation.


Watch this amazing hero teacher, Kaitlin Roig’s, interview with ABC World News:


Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR


3 thoughts on “Hero teacher describes barricading 15 students in bathroom

  1. Maggie says:

    This young woman is my lifelong hero.Thinking to tell the children that she loved them ,in case they died,she wanted that to be the last thing they heard. Wow! If you need an example that angels are among us,here it is folks.

  2. Kaye says:

    Praying for this teacher & all others that had to go thru this terrifying situation. This teacher had such compassion for her students. Being able to think in such a trying time makes you believe in Almighty God being with her & she was a shining example of a great teacher.

  3. your mom says:

    this is a goverment plan to have obama take our guns. perfect excuse now for them..illuminati

Comments are closed.

Related Posts