Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal And Counselor Have Local Ties

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There were two central figures in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that tried to stop the gunman before he entered the school; both were from the Family Life listening area. School principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was from Towanda, Pennsylvania, and we learned this morning that school counselor Mary Sherlach, who was the second person killed by Adam Lanza, attended Vestal High School in 1974. Sherlach finished her undergraduate work at SUNY Cortland. Her husband Bill says it does not surprise him that she would be right in the middle of saving kids, to the very end.