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A member of staff from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has spoken of how her life was saved by a fellow staff member as a gunman fired shots at staff and pupils just over a week ago.
In total 27 people - including 20 children - were killed in the shootings. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, attacked the school, then killed himself on December 14.
Becky Vigalla told Reuters she is " very proud to work at Sandy Hook School" and that "so many heroes were there that day."
A candle-lit vigil has been held in Newtown, Connecticut to remember the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings last week.
President Obama paused during a meeting in the Oval Office today to join the moment of silence held to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting - one week on.
A rendition of Amazing Grace was sung in Hartford Connecticut, as the state remembered the 26 children and teaching staff killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre - one week on.
A minutes silence followed by the ringing of 26 bells was heard in Newtown, Connecticut, one week after a gunman broke into Sandy Hook Elementary school and shot 20 young children and six of their teachers.
Through tears one man here told me "there is blood on all our hands" for not doing enough to fight gun culture in the United States.
Barack Obama has tweeted on the White House's official Twitter account: