A faculty member who was at the meeting said that the three women called out "Shooter! " which alerted their colleagues to the danger and saved their lives.
Hammond was hit first in the leg, and then sustained another gunshot wound.
Diane Day, a school therapist who had been at the faculty meeting with Hochsprung, heard screaming, followed by more gunshots.
A second teacher, who was a substitute kindergarten teacher, was wounded in the attack. She later described seeing the door opening and Lanza's boots and legs facing her desk from approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) away.
While she was closing a door further down the hallway, she was hit in the foot with a bullet that ricocheted. He remained standing for a few seconds before turning around and leaving.
She and the school secretary Barbara Halstead called 9-1-1 and hid in a first-aid supply closet for as long as four hours.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old, as well as six adult staff members.