POSTED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 10:00am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Days after Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, we continue to learn stories of survival and hope.
Gene Rosen lives a few doors up from Sandy Hook Elementary School. On Friday morning, he had no idea what was happening at the school, when he saw three shaken up kids at the end of his driveway.
It was 9:30 a.m., and the children, he discovered, had just run from the school to escape a gunman.
"I approached the kids and I saw something had happened. They were crying. They were all crying, these kids," said Rosen.
That's when he heard the unthinkable.
"We can't go back to school," one little boy told Rosen. "Our teacher is dead. Mrs. Soto; we don't have a teacher."
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