Skip to comments.SCHOOL NURSE REVEALS THE CHILLING DETAILS FROM CT SHOOTING:
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:23:16 PM PST by Uncle Chip
Sally Cox: " The popping kept going off. And I just dove underneath my computer desk.... I could see his feet and his legs from the knees down... his feet were facing in my direction. And I just froze with fear. And then ... he turned around and I could hear him walk out.
I heard the door close and then I just heard popping starting all over again. And then the secretary, she was down behind my desk and we pulled the phone off the desk and she called 911. ... she said, ... please send help right away. We have a shooter in the building.
And then we just wanted to get out of there. And then we just ran into my big supply closet We pulled that door closed. So we were behind two locked doors. And we could just hear the popping continue. And we heard screams. Theres nothing we could do. You know? It was just a helpless, horrible feeling....like a nightmare .... you just think its a bad dream.
After some time, I think it was about 11:15, so we had been in that closet for about an hour and a half, I opened the door and I peeked out, cause my office has a lot of windows and looks into the courtyard. And I just saw what looked like maybe SWAT people but I didnt know, you know, who they were. I didnt know if there were other shooters.
And it wasnt until 1:15 when I somebody was jiggling the door. And but nobody called out. So I decided to be brave enough and open that door into the office and a lot of state police officers were there at that point. And they were very surprised to see me."
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How different things might have turned out had she had a weapon in the bottom drawer of her desk -- or on a shelf in that closet that she retreated to.
Not sure I could sit there in fear while hearing 5 year olds get shot and killed. Don’t know what I could do, but definitely couldn’t sit there and live with myself.
>>How different things might have turned out had she had a weapon in the bottom drawer of her desk — or on a shelf in that closet that she retreated to.<<
I agree with the sentiment but very few people have the wherewithal to possess a CCW and follow-up on it.
Let’s face it: most people aren’t comfortable with guns and even less so with having them on their their person. Mrs. FD is a great Conservative but I still can’t get her to the gun range, much less CCW classes.
Saw it the first time around and I’ve seen nothing that contravenes my opinion then: this nurse ignored a responsibility to the injured staff and students when the shooting stopped. She chose to continue to cower in the closet.
I know it’s a hard opinion but I just can’t see how any medical professional could ignore the potential to save lives.
The shooter had 10+ minutes of unopposed shooting of innocents before armed police entered the building. He saw them and quickly killed himself as he wanted to die, not be captured.
The type of firearm, magazine capacity and bullets used were not the problem, the problem was a gun free zone and no good person on site capable of stopping him. He could have killed just as many in those 10+ minutes with two old Colt style revolvers and a pocket full of bullets. He was the monster, not the weapons.
My thoughts as well.
I don’t believe anything she says. She was the one who said Mrs. Lanza was the most wonderful kindergarten teacher a kid could have. Her earlier interviews she was by herself in the closet but now she’s in the closet with the secretary. The police had already given their presser with the numbers before SWAT found them in the closet?? So, she’s saying SWAT didn’t bother searching the front offices for another bad guy for 4 hours? I - don’t - think - so.
I share that opinion. I doubt she would have been useful anyway, school nurses don’t do much but determine that you should be sent home (with condoms, of course).
Yea, very little passes the smell test. Where’s the first responder interviews, security video, or photos of the dead shooter, or even the blown out front window where he entered the bldg?
..Cox had been in the office roughly four hours by the time she left. When she was escorted from the building, officers told her to shut her eyes to spare her the sight of the students and teachers she once cared for.
I agree. But instead of figuring out what was wrong about him, they will focus on the hardware he used.
Where did she say this??? She didn't say that on the interviews that I have seen.
“And we heard screams. Theres nothing we could do. You know? It was just a helpless, horrible feeling...”
You could not make a better argument for gun ownership.
AMOK by John Russell
Merry saw how the thing was done one steamy hot day at Palembang, and he saw quite stark and plain. He had a first balcony seat to the performance, as you might say, for he was leaning from a raised and shaded veranda on the river street when it happened just below him. Also, by some chance or other, he was almost completely sober at the time. And this is the thing the sobered Merry saw:
From a doorway just across sprang suddenly out and down to the muddy level a little stout-shouldered half-naked Malay with a face mottled and bluish, with foam on his lip a creese in his hand. Forthright he drove into the crowd like a reaper into standing grain. His blade rose and fell in a crimson flicker, and he strode over the bodies of two victims before the people were aware of him and fled streaming through alleys and bolt holes. Then the terrible hoarse cry of the man hunt began to muster, and furious swart figures to start back out of the mass and to line the course with bright points of steel. The murderer neither paused nor turned aside, but held straight on, hewing steadily and silently, until the weapons bristled thick about him and he went down at last like a malignant slug under a tumble of stinging wasps.
Merry resumed breathing with a conscious effort and loosed his clutch of the balcony rail....
“Whatwas that?” he wanted to know.
A stolid and rather shabby client of the Dutch marine persuasion drew stolidly on a cheroot and[Pg 309] craned over to count the huddled bundles that marked the madman’s path.
“Oh, it iss nothing,” observed this judicious person, who might have been mate, or such, of a country ship. “He got four only. Sometimes they kill eighttwelveeven more, till they get themselves killed. That fellow was just a common fellow.”
“But whywhat was he after?”
“Oh, it iss just going amok, you know. That iss a habit wit’ the Malay folk. I have seen them often.”
Still Mr. Merry desired light.
“How can I say?” returned the other. “A native iss always a native, except when he iss only a man an’ a dam’ fool. Perhaps his woman has gone bad on him or he has played his last copper doit at gambling. Maybe he has crazied himself wit’ opium or bhang. Maybe he iss just come to a finish, you know?”
“A finish?” stammered Merry.
“Where he has no more use: where he gets sorry wit’ the world an’ wants to die quick. So he takes his knife an’ runs amok to stab so many people as he can, an’ he don’t care a dam’ if only he makes a big smash. It is like a sport, truly.”
What about the vaunted lock down programs in these school? From reports the outside doors are locked and apparently the shooter shot out the front door. This should have given time for someone to sound an alarm and lock all doors and call 911. I have a feeling that school lock down procedures are bureaucratic exercises that have never been tested in a realistic scenario. When I was a kid school fire drills were a joke. They were often announced in advance and when the alarm sounded we just walked out the door. No effort was made to use alternate escape routes or to instruct kids to crouch down to avoid inhaling the toxic smoke. Could school lock down procedures and drills be just as phony?
Ohhh - I believe what this nurse says because it is not particularly flattering to her as a nurse who could have helped as a first responder.
She painfully tells this story about her hunkering down in a closet [with no cell phone btw] while her charges are dying in the room next to her. And she stays in there 4 hours after the shooting stops.
There is video of her being escorted from the school 4 hours after everyone else.
‘Popping’ doesn’t sound like an AR-15 going off. More like a .22 pistol.
I totally agree, I could not save my skin while the kids I am supposed to be taking care of are getting slaughtered. What on earth is wrong with this person.
Good thing she was in a “gun-free” zone!