Hammond was hit first in the leg, and then sustained another gunshot wound.She lay still in the hallway and then, not hearing any more noise, crawled back to the conference room and pressed her body against the door to keep it closed.As first responders arrived at the scene, Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The shooting prompted renewed debate about gun control in the United States, including proposals for making the background-check system universal, and for new federal and state gun legislation banning the sale and manufacture of certain types of semi-automatic firearms and magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Lanza may have assumed that Roig's classroom was empty because the door was closed and the window covered.

School library staff Yvonne Cech and Maryann Jacob first hid 18 children in a part of the library the school used for lockdown in practice drills.

His family own Alnwick Castle in Northumberland - an 1,000 year old stately home that featured as Hogwarts in two Harry Potter films.

Other guests at the wedding included Freddie Mellor, the son of former Conservative Cabinet Minister David Mellor.

Lanza walked to the back of the classroom, saw the children under the desks, and shot them.

First grader Jesse Lewis shouted at his classmates to run for safety, and several of them did.

The girl's family pastor said that she survived the mass shooting by remaining still, and playing dead.

When she reached her mother, she said, "Mommy, I'm okay, but all my friends are dead." The child described the shooter as "a very angry man." A girl hiding in a bathroom with two teachers told police that she heard a boy in the classroom screaming, "Help me! " to which Lanza responded, "Well, you're here," followed by more hammering sounds.

Discovering that one door would not lock, they had the children crawl into a storage room, where Cech barricaded the door with a filing cabinet.