Newtown Teacher Recounts What Happened In Classroom During School Massacre

CBS New York

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) —  In the midst of the sadness following the deadly Connecticut school massacre, stories of tremendous heroism are emerging.

One of the heroes, a kindergarten teacher, was in Sandy Hook Elementary School with her class when the gunfire erupted on Friday morning.

“My assistant and I heard some noises, which did sound like gunshots,” Janet Vollmer told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan.

Vollmer was teaching her kindergarten class when someone engaged the public address system. She heard what sounded like gunfire, but tried to keep her kids distracted.

Despite the children hearing the gunshots, Vollmer said she tried keep the children calm by telling them a custodian was probably on the roof retrieving a soccer ball.

But to Vollmer and her two teacher aides, it was clear something was terribly wrong. She said they drew the shades and locked the classroom door. She said some of…

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