60 year-old Sally Cox had worked as a nurse for Sandy Hook Elementary School for the last 15yrs. She hid under her computer desk when the shooter walked into her office. She could see him only from his knees down when she peered through a small hole in the desk holding computer wires. After the shooter had gone Barbara Halstead, a secretary, ran into the office and hid under the desk with Sally. She pulled the phone off the desk and dialled 911. The two women then raced into a supply closet, where they remained until they were escorted out of the school by police who told them to close their eyes.
Some have suggested that Sally Cox is a fraud. They’ve typed her name into The State of Connecticut eLicencing Website, with zero results and therefore concluded that she was never a nurse at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.
However, Sally is a nickname for both Sarah and Sandra. A quick search on the internet for ‘Sandy Hook Nurse Sarah Cox’ and the mystery is solved by the New York Post
“[Sarah] Cox, known as Sally to friends and co-workers, took no chances.”So the true name of Sandy Hook Elementary School nurse is Sarah Cox. Placing that name into the database does indeed bring up one record:
Credential Description: Registered Nurse
Credential Status: ACTIVE
Zip Code: 06470
Name: SARAH D COX
License Type: Registered Nurse
License Number: E35858
Expiration Date: 02/28/2013
Granted Date: 05/06/1974
License Status: ACTIVE
Licensure Actions or Pending Charges: None
Sally Cox is listed as a nurse on the Sandy Hook School Directory: