When the first news of the school shootings in Connecticut was reported, there were many inaccuracies, which is inevitable. One source said 20 were dead, another said “nearly 30.” Some said the shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school (not true), then said she was a substitute teacher (also not true). The name of the killer was wrong.
Only now is the full story emerging.
This is the fullest account I have seen of what happened inside the school, published by the Washington Post.
One cannot read this account without being impressed by the calm and courage of the teachers, the principal, and staff of the school. They exhibited grace under the most terrible circumstances. They put their students first, before their own lives. Now we know what it means to put students first.
Now, will all the phonies and charlatans who have spent the past few years building careers, enlarging their bank account, and winning headlines by trashing educators have the good manners to just go away?
I could name names, but why bother? We know who they are. They know who they are.
Next time one of them begins his or her routine about “bad teachers,” say this: “Sandy Hook Elementary School.”