"We all got in there. I locked us in," she said. "I don't know if [the gunman] came in the room... I just told them we have to be absolutely quiet."
"If they started crying, I would take their face and tell them, 'It's going to be OK,'" Roig continued. "I wanted that to be the last thing they heard, not the gunfire in the hall."
Roig said she just tried to stay strong for her students, but she didn't think they would make it out of the classroom alive.
"I thought we were all going to die," she said through tears. "I told the kids I love them and I was so happy they were my students... I said anyone who believed in the power of the prayer, we need to pray and those who don't believe in prayer" think happy thoughts.
Throughout the ordeal, Roig said her students were being very good and she tried to remain positive for them.
"They asked, 'Can we go see if anyone is out there... I just want Christmas... I don't want to die, I just want to have Christmas," she said.
It is a sad day indeed when so many innocent children gave their lives for absolutely nothing. Here at Hillbilly Report we salute the heros and mourn with everyone else the fact that any human being could take the life of any child.
May God forgive us.