Principal Ran Toward Melee

“She was our hero.” That’s what Sandy Hook Elementary School’s therapist said about Dawn Hochsprung, the principal who was killed in Friday’s shooting rampage. The therapist, Diane Day, was with Hochsprung and a school psychologist when they heard shots in the hallway. Hochsprung and the therapist “didn’t think twice about confronting or seeing what was going on,” and immediately ran to the melee, Day said. Because there was no lock on the door to the room she was in, Day pressed her body against it. She was shot through the door in her arm and leg.