Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung died trying to overtake shooter

As Twitchy reported, those who knew Adam Lanza said they weren’t surprised to hear his name mentioned in connection with the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those who knew the school’s principal, though, say they’re not at all surprised to read reports that Dawn Hochsprung was killed in an attempt to overtake the gunman.

Hochsprung, 47, was the mother and stepmother of 5 girls and joined Sandy Hook as principal in 2010. As with teacher Vicki Soto, she is being hailed as a hero for lunging at the shooter in an attempt to save lives.

Just two days earlier, Hochsprung had tweeted a photo of rehearsals for the school’s winter concert.

Heartbreaking, indeed.

We at Twitchy send our prayers to the friends and especially the family of Dawn Hochsprung.

  • imme

    The brave principal lunged towards the shooter without any weapon of her own. You’re supposed to bring a gun to gunfight, but the Liberals wouldn’t let her.

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      You think she was a conservative? It’s Connecticut so the odds are against you.

    • Jarhead83

      Liberal, Conservative,….what matters is that she was clearly a selfless human being.

  • EOD

    The True American Spirit is, as it has always been, a Selfless Act done in the Protection of the Innocent.

  • MoxieLouise

    This whole thing has exhausted me…I can’t imagine how the relatives and friends feel. They will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Wow! Ms. Hochsprung had some serious guts!

  • BlueGood

    It just makes me cry when I read about this…then I get angry, then I want ARMED PERSONNEL in EVERY SCHOOL!

    Like I posted earlier on therightscoop about Miss.Soto…Surely Dawn Hochsprung, too, will walk with Jesus for ever more….DAMN the Evil….Bless the Angels who tried to save the Babies…..

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    Teacher bashing right wingers are looking pretty dumb, all I hear is how lazy they are now people want to pretend they haven’t been trying to make teachers lives a living hell.

    • http://twitter.com/louv29 Dawn

      You are an idiot.

      • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

        The Truth hurts

        • Jeff Markle

          then i guess you have nothing to worry about.

        • http://www.facebook.com/matt.robinson.75 Matt Robinson

          what truth, sir? are you trying to tie this to union disputes? you really are a special kind of piece of shit.

      • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

        The Truth hurts

    • Jarhead83

      Back under your bridge, troll…

      • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

        Your side bashed teachers deal with it

        • RogueRose

          There are bad teachers and great teachers and then there’s the slug teachers protected by corrupt union leaders. Next time a teacher molests a kid or spends an entire year with a class but fails to even teach them to read we’ll just let it slide. 7% of 8th grade kids in Detroit can read… ponder that little statistic for awhile… That’s 8 years of failed teaching per student. So set it aside at least until the families bury their loved ones..

        • RogueRose

          There are bad teachers and great teachers and then there’s the slug teachers protected by corrupt union leaders. Next time a teacher molests a kid or spends an entire year with a class but fails to even teach them to read we’ll just let it slide. 7% of 8th grade kids in Detroit can read… ponder that little statistic for awhile… That’s 8 years of failed teaching per student. So set it aside at least until the families bury their loved ones..

        • http://twitter.com/StrangisK Ken Strangis

          F**k you for trying to score political points here.

      • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

        Your side bashed teachers deal with it

    • rivers

      Don’t do that right now. Everybody’s heart breaks over this regardless of politics. Just be quiet for bit, be a peacemaker, make your little corner of the world a little better, that’s all any of us can do for the moment. Too many families are numb with greif at this very moment, life is so fragile.

      • pajamakat

        What great advice Rivers. I agree completely. No nastiness right now. Go somewhere else for that. We all feel so bad for these people. Let’s prove it and unite in our sadness – even just for a few days.

    • rivers

      Don’t do that right now. Everybody’s heart breaks over this regardless of politics. Just be quiet for bit, be a peacemaker, make your little corner of the world a little better, that’s all any of us can do for the moment. Too many families are numb with greif at this very moment, life is so fragile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    Let me start by saying my prayers go out to all that were touched by this tragedy.
    I do not want to offend anyone but you would not find me teaching at any school right now without the ability to fight against this evil on a level playing field.

  • Jeff Markle

    how long are we going to allow this to happen? it wasnt guns that killed all of those people, it was a lack of guns that did.

  • MadMagyar

    RIP Principal Hochsprung, and all the victims of the CT and federal legislators who took away your right to defend yourselves from madmen who don’t care about those “gun free zone” laws.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.robinson.75 Matt Robinson

    Damn right they should be the people of the year. Illegal immigrants being celebrated for nothing more than committing crimes, or these amazing, heroic teachers, and their sweet, innocent students?