“The very first thing I thought when I heard the first shot wasn't why, but it was, "I can't believe the Columbine is happening here.”
In the blink of an eye, an ordinary day can turn into horror. On Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis was with her class when she heard the unmistakable sounds of gunshots. Without hesitation, she crammed herself and her students into a small bathroom -- and saved 16 lives in what's now known as the deadliest elementary school shooting in U.S. history. Traumatized by the events, Kaitlin was a shell of her former self. But she decided to take her power back, starting with letting go of her “whys?” Today, she’s moving forward, not moving on -- and choosing hope as she shares her story to inspire others to do the same. https://letsnottalkaboutit.com
Content warning: This episode contains talk of gun violence.
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis of Classes 4 Classes
Dr. Akua K. Boateng
Behind the Scenes:
“Incoming” by Jeffrey C. Mund
"Arms of Gold" by Tape Machines