At least 26 people are dead, 18 of them children, after a deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Friday morning. According to officials, the 20-year-old gunman is dead at the scene. Another man was detained after he was found in the nearby woods wearing camouflage. Despite the horror of the shooting, with children witnessing their teachers being shot, some moments of heroism are beginning to be told.
Sarah Walker Caron, whose two children both attend the elementary school, told Crimesider that her son was told to cover his eyes. “He heard some loud bangs and the teacher told them they had to go into the protective mode for when something bad happens.” This teacher may have helped save Sarah’s son from a sight that would be scorched into his mind. Other teachers helped students hide in corners instead of focusing on their own well-being.