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Sally Cox school nurse Sandy Hook Elementary

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Run and Hide

Hickory, NC

#1 Dec 17, 2012
Sally Cox was the school nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary. She told 60 minutes how she locked herself in a closet during the attack and didn’t come out till she saw police in the building. The Nurse who could have given first aid assistance to the children ran and hid. What a coward! I hope she is fired!

“Try to enjoy the ride.”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Dec 17, 2012
Yeah, because a nurse is capable of stopping 20 people at once from bleeding out. What's more, any trained medical professional will tell you, no one is getting any help until the scene is safe. If there is a guy walking around with a gun blowing holes in people's heads, what good is that nurse going to be if she gets shot?

You're an ass. A torch carrying, villager, idiot.
Run and Hide

Hickory, NC

#3 Dec 17, 2012
I expected that response from you. You coward!
That’s exactly what you would have done too.
Ran and hid while children were getting killed.
been there

Spruce Pine, NC

#4 Dec 17, 2012
Run and Hide wrote:
Sally Cox was the school nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary. She told 60 minutes how she locked herself in a closet during the attack and didn’t come out till she saw police in the building. The Nurse who could have given first aid assistance to the children ran and hid. What a coward! I hope she is fired!
I would like to see what you would do in the same situation. I have been in my share of fire fights and you see two types. 1 the most common and probably 75% of the population run and hide or freeze up in sheer terror and die where they stand. 2 the few that are either crazy, dont care if they die, or so scared they fight back out of fear or those trained to handle the stress of combat and not only fight back but go on the offensive almost automatically... the latter being combat soldiers and a lot of law enforcement, the latter generally have a hard time fitting in society... trust me I know.

The point being put yourself in that persons situation the best you can but you will never truly know unless you have been there. It isn't like in the movies. The sounds, the smells, the sight of death all around you is overwhelming to most, its called sensory overload. It is like comparing your brain to a computer, when you are taking to much traumatic stuff in at once it just shuts down and reboots. She probably did the best thing she could have done or she would have been just another dead body.

“Try to enjoy the ride.”

Since: Jan 09

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#5 Dec 17, 2012
I'm REALLLLY curious as to what you would have done. How would you have saved the day?
been there

Spruce Pine, NC

#6 Dec 17, 2012
Run and Hide wrote:
I expected that response from you. You coward!
That’s exactly what you would have done too.
Ran and hid while children were getting killed.
She was a friggin school nurse not a surgeon. What was she going to do, take the shooter out with her handy dandy first aid kit then perform surgery on the kids with the same kit. Truth is if you knew anything about the weapons he used is the kids were dead even if they had been a surgeon on scene with a MASH unit. LEO and Medics were on the scene within minutes and they found no one alive or savable. Little kids cant take trauma like that not to mention it was nearly point blank (in a confined room). Why the hell are so many people trying to find someone to blame in this, the one to blame is dead. Move the f*ck on and grieve for the little ones.
Run and Hide

Hickory, NC

#7 Dec 17, 2012
As “been there” wrote nobody knows exactly what they would do in that situation until it happens. The Nurse trained in first aid Hid until long after it was over and never offered assistance. That was her choice they were not her kids. What I wouldn’t do is go on 60 minutes and tell how I hid in a closet.
Hopefully I would be like the teacher that shielded her students and sacrificed herself for them. Or like the other teachers who stayed with their kids and tried to keep them calm while all this was happening.
Or maybe use a Baseball Bat, Scissors or a Letter opener as an effective weapon if you could take the shooter by surprise.
This was not a Navy Seal but a deranged kid.
Nelson

Claremont, CA

#8 Dec 17, 2012
I have to agree with Run and Hide!! I don't know for sure what I would have done (and may I never be tested) but I hope 1) I would have ventured out of the closet sooner ...4 hours?!?! 2) tried to help the best I could with my medical training and 3) avoid putting myself on camera without tearfully apologizing for saving myself over all else, children were dying around me and all I can do is hide myself for 4 hours?!?!(Long after the shots were clearly over.) Her lack of embarrassment over her self-preservation is what really triggers my disdain. We can't all be heroes but we can have the decency to lay low when our true selves fall short.
Brandon

Hickory, NC

#9 Dec 18, 2012
Did the nurse have any way of knowing that the shooter was dead? SHE WAS A NURSE...and the paramedics said there was nothing they could do and they have more medical training than the Nurse.
Brandon

Hickory, NC

#10 Dec 18, 2012
On the other hand...instead of focusing on the negative....I prefer to focus on stories like this.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/principa...
Run and Hide

Hickory, NC

#11 Dec 18, 2012
I’m not changing my story I still think the Nurse did the wrong thing but I don’t know her reasons for hiding either. Just fear, self-preservation or something else. Nelson said it best “Her lack of embarrassment over her self-preservation is what really triggers my disdain”.

On the other hand a teacher friend of mine called upset over her feelings on what she should do if faced with that situation. Protect the children under her care and sacrifice her life for them or protect herself? She is a single mom of 4 kids and if something happened to her who would take care of her children. I’m sure there a lot of other teachers questioning what they would have done.
Cowboy

Monroe, NC

#12 Dec 18, 2012
If she had been armed with a 45 and trained she might have been able to help.
Sandy

United States

#13 Dec 18, 2012
...these kids and adults were shot at point blank range, first rule of Emergency medicine is scene size up, you cannot and will not administer care if the scene cannot be proven safe for 1st yourself, 2nd your patient and 3rd your bystanders. This rule is taught during the certification/licensing process. She is protected by the law. You say how you or anyone else will act/react during a natural reaction of "fight or flight". After all she was at point blank range
Sandy

United States

#14 Dec 18, 2012
^edit of above- "you (cannot) say..."
Alex

Canton, OH

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Run and Hide wrote:
Sally Cox was the school nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary. She told 60 minutes how she locked herself in a closet during the attack and didn’t come out till she saw police in the building. The Nurse who could have given first aid assistance to the children ran and hid. What a coward! I hope she is fired!
I agree 100%. She ought to be ashamed of herself, going on all of these television shows and talking about her "scared" she was. Poor wittle thing. TERRIBLE.
really

Charlotte, NC

#16 Dec 19, 2012
CDCeltown wrote:
Yeah, because a nurse is capable of stopping 20 people at once from bleeding out. What's more, any trained medical professional will tell you, no one is getting any help until the scene is safe. If there is a guy walking around with a gun blowing holes in people's heads, what good is that nurse going to be if she gets shot?

You're an ass. A torch carrying, villager, idiot.
Exactly .. She did what her instincts told her to do, protect herself until the threat is gone. She could have easily been another victim had she reacted differently. She was helpless against an armed madman as most people would be.
Hero

Banner Elk, NC

#17 Dec 19, 2012
I want someone to ask how anyone was truly "heroic"? Attempting to shield 20 kids with your body may be symbolic but serves no practical purpose, it only ensures you are among the first victims. Hide yourself behind the door, alone, and club the guy with a chair after he's walked in - it's not like he was cop who was going to clear the room of threats before doing his thing, and even the slightest struggle could easily have produced drastically different results. If you really want to save lives, putting yourself between the gun and the kids is one of the worse things you can do for everyone involved....
Leave the nurse alone

UK

#18 Dec 20, 2012
It's ok for all this talk of bravado but none of u know wat u would hv done in similar situation. Hope u never hv to. She was petrified and probably shaken to the spot. Dont judge her. She should not feel guilty for surviving. Would u hv felt better if she died too.
Just Wondering

Black Mountain, NC

#19 Dec 20, 2012
I can tell you exactly what "run and hide would have done. He would have pissed his pants and then tried to make up some big story (lie) to try to make himself out as a hero. I myself may have hit the guy or rushed him but if I did it would have been purely out of self preservation because I was in the same room and scared that I was going to be shot next if I didn't. It damn sure wouldn't be because I wanted to be a hero. Could have, should have, would have all you want but when you're not sitting in your armchair thinking about it and it's actually happening in real time out of the blue as a total surprise you would be a fool not to hide or get away unless you were armed and a very quick thinker or highly trained in situations like this.
Family

Hickory, NC

#20 Dec 21, 2012
I am sure her family is happy she is safe.

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