First grade teacher Kaitlin Roig rushed her 15 students into the classroom to hide from the gunman, and pulled a bookshelf in front of the door to barricade them inside. She also said the following to them:
“I said to them, I need you to know that I love you all very much and it’s going to be OK, because I thought that was the last thing they were ever going to hear,” Roig said. “I wanted that to be the last things they heard, not the gunfire in the hallway.”
Then there was 27 year old Victoria Soto who died shielding her students from the gunman with her own body.