The families of the 20 first graders and six school staffers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School are speaking out about the release of the 911 calls from the day America will never forget.
A judge ordered the gut-wrenching 911 calls released to the public, even though the families of the victims fought to keep them private.
INSIDE EDITION’s Paul Boyd spoke to Bill Sherlach and Nicole Hockley. Bill is the husband of school psychologist Mary Sherlach, who was shot dead heroically trying to stop the madman from entering Sandy Hook Elementary.
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Nicole said, “Transcripts, fine, but nobody needs to hear the slaughter of 26 people. No one needs to hear my son's death. I don't.”
Bill said, “We did what any parent would do to protect their family and protect the family's who have gone through what we've gone through the last 11-and-a-half months.”
Nicole is the mother of six-year-old Dylan Hockley, who was killed with his first grade classmates that horrific day.
Hockley said, "I have no intention of listening to the tapes. I've asked a friend to listen for me to ensure I know what I need to know. ".
She and the other Newtown families have become activists for a group called Sandy Hook Promise that's dedicated to finding ways to prevent future school tragedies.
Bill commented, "It's not just gun safety. It's mental health, it's school safety, it's family, it's parenting."
Now, the 911 calls are bringing back all the sadness of that terrible day.
But this devastated mom says the memory of her brave little boy will sustain her.
She said, “I speak to him every day. I know how he feels in my arms, one year later.”
For more information about the Sand Hook Promise, click here.