Hero Principal Rushed Gunman, Died in Hail of Gunfire

Dawn Hochsprung, the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal and a teacher were ultimately slaughtered when they  attempted to stop gunman Adam Lanza from killing school children and faculty on Friday morning in Newtown, Connecticut.

Hochsprung's husband, George, told CNN: "There were gunshots. Somebody shot the window. Somebody came in, into the -- not into the office, but into the building, the foyer of the building. And Dawn told us to go hide," George said the teachers told him.

Hochsprung "and at least one other teacher went out and actually tried to subdue the killer. I don't know where that comes from. Dawn was 5'2," he continued, sitting surrounded by his three daughters from a previous marriage and one of Dawn's two daughters from her previous marriage.

"Dawn put herself in jeopardy. And I have been angry about that. Angry. Until just now, when I met two women that she told to go under shelter while she actually confronted the gunman," George recounted.

"She could have avoided that. And she didn't. I knew she wouldn't. So, I'm not angry anymore. I'm not angry. I'm not angry at anyone. I'm not angry," he repeated as if hoping she would hear him, adding in a small voice, "I'm just very sad."

George said he never expected to outlive his wife, who was much younger than he was.


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