According to Sage College President Susan C. Scrimshaw, Dawn Hochsprung, the principal who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, was a doctoral student at the college.

Hochsprung, according to a report from CNN, had just finished implementing a new security system within the school, requiring everyone that was not a part of the school to ring a bell and be monitored visually before being granted entry into the building with nearly all, including parents of students, being required to provide identification.

She was one of the six adults and 20 children to be taken from us during the tragic events that took place earlier today in Newton, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the victims and their families.