Before the full extent of the horror of the Sandy Hook massacre was known, reports of a little girl, fleeing the school with a bloody face but otherwise uninjured, were the first indication something awful had happened inside.
According to pastor Jim Solomon, who spoke with the girl and her family for grief counselling, she is the sole survivor of her class because she pretended to be dead while laying among her slain classmates.
Solomon said she lay still on the floor until she felt it was safe to run away.
#Newtown update: A witness told News 8 she saw 1 child had a bloody face, another with a hand injury. Still nothing confirmed by police.— WTNH News 8 (@WTNH) December 14, 2012
"She ran out of the school building covered from head to toe with blood and the first thing she said to her mom was, 'Mommy, I'm OK but all my friends are dead'," Solomon told ABC News.
Adam Lanza, 20, allegedly shot and killed 26 people--20 of them first grade children--in Sandy Hook Elementary School after first murdering his mother, Nancy Lanza.