December 14th, 2012
11:49 PM ET

Teacher read to kids during shooting

After 18 years in the classroom, Janet Vollmer trusted her instincts when her school was under attack by a gunman. She read to her 5-year-old students at the Sandy Hook Elementary school to keep them calm, and took precautions to ensure their safety.

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  1. Vivian

    Iam so moved by the courage and strength shown by some of the teachers and adults who worked at the sandy Hook school. Being a teacher is definitely a very important job and a tremendous part of a child's life and being this kind of teacher is even bigger, it's a blessing to a child's life! We lost a lot of beautiful and wonderful kids this past week but we are also fortunate that it was stopped before it got much worse. I am heartbroken for all the lost lives especially those little angels who did not get a chance to really live life. I pray for those who were left behind to pick up the pieces and those who were scarred for life. God bless everyone!

    December 17, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  2. Annie

    Teachers- our windows to this world, our mentors, moulders of our soul....our beacon of life, hope and trust.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
  3. Carolynn ni Lochlainn

    I can't imagine being collected enough to protect and distract the children, what an amazing hero.

    December 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  4. Marie Stuckel

    Bravo to you Anderson for your compassionate coverage of Newtown! Like you, I will refuse to remember the killers name, but the names Vicki, Emilie, Olivia, Noah, Jack, Ana, Benjamin, Dawn, and many others will be what I honor and speak of over the next few days and weeks. Canada is praying for these families!

    December 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm |