Published on January 31st, by -swansong- 80 Sandy Hook Evidence: Imagine if you will, a crisp December morning in a quiet New England town. The local elementary school is preparing for the arrival of Christmas. Paper snowflakes and Christmas trees created by the children decorate the walls and the smell of gingerbread wafts through the hallways and mingles with the muffled laughter and discussions of a school containing close to souls. Now imagine that idyllic scene ruptured by a noise…a loud noise, and maybe, was that shattering glass? It reverberates down the hallways attracting the attention of all. The intercom is on. We can hear more screaming and what is now the unmistakable sound of gunfire. She and all her students perish. Eight weeks before her death, Lauren Rousseau was hired as a long-term substitute teacher at Sandy Hook.