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School Nurse Hid For 4 Hours After Conn. Shooting

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Police officers stand at the entrance to the street leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police officers stand at the entrance to the street leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary School says she and the school secretary stayed hidden in a supply closet for almost four hours after the Connecticut school massacre had ended, leaving 20 children and six adults dead.

Sally Cox told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday that she knew “something terrible was happening” Friday morning when she heard loud popping sounds and the school secretary called out to her. She says she went under her computer desk, and the gunman entered her office. She says she could see his legs from the knees down, his boots facing her desk. He then left and closed the door.

She says the secretary raced into her office and they called 911 and hid in the closet. Cox says they were “petrified” and “didn’t know how many there could have been.”

The gunman was 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who killed himself at the school.

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