Dawn Hochsprung

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Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Calls Out Sen. Ayotte

Erica Lafferty angry over senator's vote against background checks

(Newser) - Republican Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has been taking flak for her vote against stronger background checks , especially because she was the only East Coast senator north of Virginia to do so. Today, at her first town hall meeting since that vote, Ayotte got an earful from the daughter of... More »

Conn. Survivor Heard Whimpers, 'Screaming' on Intercom

Shari Thornberg may have walked right past the shooter

(Newser) - Sandy Hook Elementary staffer Shari Thornberg was happily showing off photos of her son to co-workers when she heard a "weird noise" that she mistook for the janitor taking down risers in the gym. But when the intercom came on, she realized the "pop-pop-pop" sound she heard was... More »

Principal Was Trying to Stop Gunman When Killed

Dawn Hochsprung was reportedly lunging at shooter

(Newser) - Stories of heroism are emerging in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, including that of a first-grade teacher who was killed after hiding her students, and a custodian who ran through the halls making sure doors were locked. Now principal Dawn Hochsprung joins the list. The AP , quoting town... More »

Slain Principal Put in Place New Security Measures

Dawn Hochsprung stressed safety to parents

(Newser) - One of the 27 people killed at a school in Connecticut today was principal Dawn Hochsprung, and CNN reports that she had ramped up security at Sandy Hook Elementary just a few months ago. The new procedure required visitors to ring a doorbell, wait to be buzzed inside, and then... More »

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