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Obama holds granddaughter of slain Sandy Hook principal [PHOTO]

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Dec. 17, 2012 at 9:55 AM   |   Comments

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama visited Newtown, Conn., Sunday to meet with the families of the 26 victims of Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Cristina Hassinger, the daughter of Sandy Hook's beloved principal Dawn Hochsprung, snapped this photo of the president holding Hochsprung's granddaughter at the community memorial service remembering the fallen.


Hassinger earlier tweeted this message in memory of her mother:


According to officials, Hochsprung turned on the PA system that alerted the rest of the school to the attack and died lunging at the shooter.

Because we all need a reason to smile, here's Obama with a few more Newtown children.


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