PHOTOS: Sandy Hook Elementary Victims
5:48 AM, Dec 18, 2012
Caroline Previdi, 6, lost her life in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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Jessica Rekos, 6, was one of the victims in the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. CREDIT: Family Photo/Facebook
Jesse Lewis, aged six, is pictured here with his father, Neil Heslin. Lewis was one of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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Lauren Rousseau, 30, had spent years working as a substitute teacher and doing other jobs. So she was thrilled when she finally realized her goal this fall to become a full-time teacher at Sandy Hook. Her mother, Teresa Rousseau, does not hold back when describing what the job meant to her daughter.
"It was the best year of her life," she told the Danbury News-Times, where she is a copy editor.
Rousseau has been called gentle, spirited and active. She had planned to see "The
When the shots rang out, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, 56, threw herself into the danger.
Janet Robinson, the superintendent of Newtown Public Schools, said Sherlach and the school's principal ran toward the shooter. They lost their own lives, rushing toward him.
Even as Sherlach neared retirement, her job at Sandy Hook was one she loved. Those who knew her called her a wonderful neighbor, a beautiful person, a dedicated educator.
Her son-in-law, Eric Schwartz, told the South Jers
This Nov. 13, 2012 photo provided by the family via The Washington Post shows Noah Pozner. The six-year-old was one of the victims in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.
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They were supposed to be for the holidays, but finally on Friday, after hearing much begging, Charlotte Bacon's mother relented and let her wear the new pink dress and boots to school.
It was the last outfit the outgoing six-year-old redhead would ever pick out. Charlotte's older brother, Guy, was also in the school but was not shot.
Her parents, JoAnn and Joel, had lived in Newtown for four or five years, JoAnn's brother John Hagen, of Nisswa, Minn., told Newsday.
"She was going t
Grace McDonnell poses in this family photo taken Aug. 18, 2012. McDonnell was killed Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 children and adults at the school.
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Chase Kowalski, 7, was always outside, playing in the backyard, riding his bicycle. Just last week, he was visiting neighbor Kevin Grimes, telling him about completing - and winning - his first mini-triathlon.
"You couldn't think of a better child," Grimes said.
Grimes' own five children all attended Sandy Hook, too. Cars lined up outside the Kowalskis' ranch home Saturday, and a state trooper's car idled in the driveway. Grimes spoke of the boy only in the present tense.
The father of a 6-year-old Emilie Parker, who was killed in the Connecticut elementary school massacre, said Saturday his deep pain is comforted by the memory of how bright, loving and creative his daughter was.
Robbie Parker said his daughter Emilie was artistic and was always quick to draw a picture or make a card for friends. He says the world is a better place because Emilie was in it.
Parker was among the first parents to speak about the loss of one of the 20 children who died in Frid
Dawn Hochsprung's pride in Sandy Hook Elementary was clear. She regularly tweeted photos from her time as principal there, giving indelible glimpses of life at a place now known for tragedy. Just this week, it was an image of fourth-graders rehearsing for their winter concert, days before that the tiny hands of kindergartners exchanging play money at their makeshift grocery store.
She viewed her school as a model, telling The Newtown Bee in 2010 that "I don't think you could find a more
A year ago, 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene was reveling in holiday celebrations with her extended family on her first trip to Puerto Rico. This year will be heartbreakingly different.
The girl's grandmother, Elba Marquez, said the child's family moved to Connecticut just two months ago, drawn from Canada, in part, by Sandy Hook's pristine reputation. The grandmother's brother, Jorge Marquez, is mayor of a Puerto Rican town and said the child's 9-year-old brother was also at the school, but esc
James Mattiloi 6
Jack Pinto, 6
The images of Olivia Engel, 6, will live far beyond her short lifetime. There she is, visiting with Santa Claus, or feasting on a slice of birthday cake. There's the one of her swinging a pink baseball bat, and another posing on a boat. In some, she models a pretty white dress; in others, she makes a silly face.
Dan Merton, a longtime friend of the girl's family, said he could never forget the child, and he has much to say when he thinks of her.
"She loved attention," he said. &q
Josephine Gay 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Victoria Soto, 27, was in her third year as a first grade teacher as Sandy Hook Elementary School. In her biography on the school's website Miss Soto wrote, "I absolutely love teaching first grade!"
Soto was graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Elementary Education and History, and was attending Southern Connecticut State University for her Masters degree in Special Education.
She had a passion for learning, and loved spending time with her brother
Avielle Richman, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Photos of those who were lost due to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut.