Gene Rosen was feeding his cats in his yard last Friday when he noticed six children sitting on his lawn and a man saying "It's going to be alright! It's going to be alright!"
"They [the children] were crying and they were out of breath," Rosen, 69, recalls. He could have never imagined what had just happened. The children Rosen found on his lawn were students from Victoria Soto's classroom, one of the Newtown teachers who was killed that day.
Rosen, a retired psychologist and grandfather, kept the children distracted until their parents came for them. He recalls one woman who came in search of her son but Rosen hadn't seen him.