Mother of student inside CT school during shooting speaks
Discusses events surrounding incident
- Duration 6:09
- Date Dec 14, 2012
Discusses events surrounding incident
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They bring in these departments -- her daughter Aaliyah and eight years old third grader as sandy hook elementary and -- been a gracious enough to join us to tell us a little bit about.
What happened this morning -- say can you tell us a little bit about what your daughter told you happened inside the school.
Yes -- and they -- small class reading group.
And they started hearing -- -- things.
And I -- a teacher which I'm so grateful for.
It was just a small group they rushed.
The kids into the bathroom and they locked to door and they just told.
The children that it was hammering.
And try to keep them calm.
And the next thing I know because it's very hard to get to.
The next thing I know is that the police came and and they were knocking on the door Kennedy let out.
The classroom and when they were.
She had seen glass and blood.
One child was covered in blood but I understand that a child is safe.
It was not hurt and domestic and somebody else is.
We're hearing and to send different reports about the injuries and they -- -- still trying to learn more information as -- as he can.
To bring that to our viewers in every one that's.
That's watching and listening right now -- what was your experience as a parent -- you first hear -- something happening at the school and what happened after that.
Well I was elite but he could I was.
My computer and I get breaking news and they said that if they were.
The schools were on break walked out and that's because officiating and Amy Hoak.
And when I think back I thought it was a talented.
And next thing I know I get a call from.
Cary -- -- reading teacher who is my hero.
Right now I can think her not her calling me and telling me that my daughter what they and -- firehouse.
So they brought the -- and from the school the majority of them and prior house.
And is being well.
It's a scene like from there -- Chaotic chaotic all I don't expect out of you know I had children crying and I needed a -- so I it's called them -- -- still in one parent.
-- scared about her first graders could find.
And I looked per teacher and I could not find and I know I think it has happened in the first grade.
We're hearing a few different reports -- -- suggesting the principal's office and are suggesting kindergarten class and I saying as you mentioned we're hearing now from you may be the first grade so -- very first grade at first -- have you heard anything else it's -- -- -- -- the parents are probably trying to.
Comparing notes about.
You know what happened who did it hadn't hadn't heard anything like that.
No I had no idea I about watching it now and it's saying that the Colombians dead and the principal only.
Have been shot and there was a woman also shot in the -- but I don't know.
We've heard -- and that is well and -- we appreciate that because it's it it's been one of those situations has been so.
Chaotic and women trying to piece together for for our viewers how is Aaliyah doing right now.
-- -- China I don't really really think that she totally gets sick but she could see you know horror.
More than I would have had to.
Like -- C she did tell me about a little boy that was -- -- police officer's arm any bleeding.
So penalty I don't know she gets it or.
No one hit wonder that the mayors from neighboring town near -- in joined us and he said that.
The schools in the area are really practice this how how have you -- -- in your daughter has she been in the school since kindergarten had they practice the drills evacuation teachers.
I believe so that the peace based school -- their terror I can't say enough good things about the teacher in.
Teachers in the past.
You know that they did anybody that it would be -- -- -- has it down right because.
Again -- -- just it's the best school you can I'm grateful for my kids to go there.
There have had that teachers are authorities given you any guidance of what to do next step they know that they're gonna talk to your daughter.
No I'm still -- -- -- oxidized.
I don't know the next step I don't know.
As a witness stand pilot test for one -- -- -- because we're I think we're getting some more information about what -- -- seeing on the screen there with the woods John one I would say -- that have won one parent.
Told us -- told.
Authorities that his daughter said she heard too big bangs.
At the time of the shooting we also know that the federal bought department of alcohol tobacco and firearms.
Is on the scene they have recovered more than one firearm and again we were told that the shooter walked in with at least two weapons.
But whether there is still an active search under -- for a second gunman that's the question and that may.
Have something to do with that of that helicopter aerial shot of the woods outside the school it is -- it is a fairly wooded area at sixty miles to the north and east of New York City.
And not heavily populated there you can see it appears to be a search -- Look around in that area under that tree near the school.
Back with Lisa just for a moment at least they said that this is just to school you knew you appreciate -- teachers and and -- the experience that your daughters had so far.
Into -- in -- in -- -- if you reflect and I know you're still on a state of shock right now.
What what what is next for the school -- you do you perceive I returning your daughter to class on Monday or is that again still something that's unknown industry.
You know I don't know the details -- I I I haven't actually ended nor did I ever wanna go through this experience time and again I'm I'm.
I'm -- kind of again I just I don't know.
We don't understand and I -- I hate you know and and it's my fault they should have gotten ahead of ourselves here because it's still a situation we don't know a lot of answers.
And Lisa -- -- really appreciate your perspective especially isn't as mother in the area our best to you in our best the F thank you so much for the time thank you very much more.