Sandy Hook Hero Teaches Kindness

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis helped save the lives of 15 students at Sandy Hook Elementary.
3:00 | 11/13/13

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-- that glamorous women of the year of them which took place last night here in New York City and now we're going to -- DCU. To some of the honorees. It was almost a year ago December 14 when shots rang out -- sandy hook elementary school in new -- Connecticut. People were killed -- -- them for first graders. Sandy -- teacher Caitlin Roy -- wrote please save the lives of fifteen ever students by hiding them in her classrooms three foot by four foot bathroom. Please welcome Caitlin -- I can be -- -- -- glamorous editor in chief and Caitlin let me start with you it is that almost a year. How did you have the presence of mind. I'm sure your children to safety that horrible day and I did what anyone would have done what I heard I want us to survive. So for me that choice -- as -- -- -- -- And that's what took -- sandy hook with inundated with Teddy bears and flowers and letters we all saw. The outpouring of support and sympathy from all over the world and you decided to use that as an opportunity to help the kids season. In a very interest dean and I think unique -- tell us about that. I brought up boxing part of -- and it says these things prestige to recap why -- somebody to -- And it immediately they said they wanted to be nice to us they wanted to kind they want -- to feel happy and I told them -- exactly right and now -- Our job to do that for somebody else we were able to find a classroom and then something that they he's in a classroom. And that was the springboard for for the launch of classes -- -- and what schools have he's given back to our west what -- communities should absolutely we've been on the game twenty classrooms for first plunge in April. We are currently ten classrooms in the United States had just watched him because of any classroom to Haiti to the United States can log -- -- -- project page you are class. Sponsors another class. So the gift -- your raising money for its crowd funded on our site. Goes to the classroom you have -- -- and what's really wonderful -- he's taken a tragedy like this and turned it into an opportunity. For children together. And to help others and congratulations on being honored by Glamour Magazine -- me. You know -- -- so richly deserved --

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