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Charlotte Bacon, 6, Daniel Barden, 7, Olivia Engel, 6, Josephine Gay, 7, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6, Dylan Hockley, 6, Madeleine F. Hsu, 6, Catherine V. Hubbard, 6, Chase Kowalski, 7, Jesse Lewis, 6, James Mattioli, 6, Grace McDonnell, 7, Emilie Parker, 6, Jack Pinto, 6, Noah Pozner, 6, Caroline Previdi, 6, Jessica Rekos, 6, Avielle Richman, 6, Benjamin Wheeler, 6, Allison N. Wyatt, 6.

The staff: Rachel Davino, 29, Dawn Hochsprung, 47, Anne Marie Murphy, 52, Lauren Rousseau, 30, Mary Sherlach, 56, Victoria Soto, 27.

(Our addition: Adam and Nancy Lanza.)

(From The New York Times)


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Bill Dilworth

I began my secondary level teaching career in a Jewish school, a setting that drilled into me the importance of school security and the existence of people who were bent on penetrating it, people who would kill my students and colleagues given the chance. I’ve given some thought to the possibility of the sort of assault that happened at Newtown, and how I might react. I hope that if (God forbid) I’m ever faced with that danger, I find the strength to act as the staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School did.


As hard as it is, shouldn’t we also add Nancy and Adam Lanza to this list?

Jesus said, “Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.”

[Editor’s note: Good point, we’ve added them. We suspect those names were left of off the New York Times’ list because those names were already known.]

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