Kaitlin Roig survived the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Thanks to her heroism, so did 15 children. When she first heard gunshots she quickly ushered 15 students into a tiny bathroom, and pulled a bookshelf across the door before locking it. Roid told her students to be “absolutely quiet”.

“I just knew we had to get in there, I just kept telling them it’s going to be OK. We are going to be alright,” said Roig.

Roig, who has been a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School for more than five years, refused to even unlock the bathroom door for police. “I didn’t believe them,” she said to ABC News holding back tears. “I told them if they were cops, they could get the key. They did and then [they] unlocked the bathroom.”