WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – At Westfield State University, Monday night, hundreds of people came out to hear from a woman who was teaching in a classroom where the Sandy hook Massacre took place.
Kaitlin Roig-Debellis was working as a first grade teacher at Sandy Hook when a gunman broke into the school and killed 20 children and 6 staffers.
Roig-Debellis said she’s certain no one could have stopped what happened that day, but she urges people to get involved.
“We need to get back to that we are all connected,” said Roig-Debellis. “We need to look out for one another. If you see someone who’s alone, whether it’s on the playground, or in your adult life, as citizens it’s your responsibility to make sure that person’s okay.”
Roig-Debellis has taken time off from teaching, and is travelling, telling people about her experience. Her lecture is entitled “Defining your purpose.”
She founded a charity, “Classes 4 Classes,” which facilitates acts of kindness between classes around the country.