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'Someone is trying to kill us'

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Published 2:38 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012
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NEWTOWN -- Tricia Gogliettino was driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning to deliver a gingerbread house she and her first-grader had made as a school project.

She was about one mile from the school on Riverside Road when she saw five young children running up the road. She stopped the car and asked them what they were doing, said Gogliettino's brother, Ridgefield state Rep. John Frey. They told her, "Someone is trying to kill us. We were told to run," said Frey, recounting the episode Gogliettino had related.

Gogliettino got the children in her car and tried to call the school. Getting no answer, she called Newtown police, who told her to bring the children to the police station.

While she was at the station, she sat in a room with the five children, trying to call their parents and singing to them. While there, she received a text that her own three children, who attend the school, were safe, Frey said.