Mom: Newtown victim shouted for classmates to run

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HARTFORD, Conn. The mother of one of the children slain in the Newtown massacre says her son was shot after yelling for his classmates to run.

Scarlett Lewis says that when the gunman paused to reload, her 6-year-old son, Jesse, urged the others to run. The gunman then shot him in the head.

Lewis said Friday that investigators detailed what happened inside her son's classroom after gathering accounts from children who survived. Lewis says she is incredibly proud of her son and wasn't surprised to learn he tried to save his friends.

The boy's actions were first reported by The Hartford Courant.

The gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14 and killed 20 children and six women before committing suicide in one of the deadliest school massacres in U.S. history.

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