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Elementary school shooting: 8-year-old saved by teacher

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Dec. 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM   |   Comments

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Approximately 27 people, including 18 children were murdered when a shooter opened fired in a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning.

But amid the horrific details of violence, stories of heroism have begun to emerge.

An eight-year-old boy told a local television affiliate how a teacher saved his life.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall that I was right next to and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," he said. "It sounded like someone was kicking a door."

The child's grateful mother said the teacher "definitely saved" her son and another child.

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