We’re still learning the details regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. But from the teachers to the police officers, it’s more than evident that many, many brave individuals were present at this massacre, including a 6-year-old boy.
The Associated Press reports that one parent, Robert Licata, who must have been one of many horrified and shaken by today’s news, says her child was in class when the alleged shooter “burst in and shot the teacher”:
“That’s when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door,” he said. “He was very brave. He waited for his friends.”
He said the shooter didn’t say a word.
One of the most alarming patterns in this school shooting is that most of the recounting is in the voice and words of children. As more and more details emerge about the unspeakable horror of this day, I have no doubt that we’ll hear about the policemen, the school administrators, and selfless teachers who saved lives. The fact that we can even cite a 6-year-old boy as one them speaks not only to the grimness of this crime, but the strength required of even the smallest and youngest victims.