Sandy Hook teacher to attend State of the Union

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grade teacher is planning to attend the president's State of the Union address as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

Kaitlin Roig of Greenwich will be among the guests seated in the first lady's box for Tuesday's address.

Roig has taught at the school in Newtown, Conn. for six years. On the day of the massacre, she rushed her students into a bathroom and used a bookshelf to barricade the door.

A gunman who shot his way into the school on Dec. 14 killed 20 first-grade students and six women before committing suicide.

Washington officials are bringing several other people affected by the tragedy to the address, including a teacher who was shot but survived and the brother of a teacher who was killed.

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