Georgetown University Rallies Around Student Whose Mother Died in Conn. Tragedy

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The death of a Georgetown University student’s mother in the massacre in Newtown, Conn., prompted a professor at the school to launch an online fundraising effort.

Sandy Hook Elementary School psychologist Mary Sherlach lunged at the gunman after he entered the school, trying to stop him from going on his rampage before she was shot and killed.

Her daughter Katy was with her fellow researchers in the chemistry lab when she learned of the shooting at the school.

“It was really, really difficult, as you can imagine,” chemistry Professor Paul Roepe said.

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