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Sandy Hook principal is one of the victims

Dawn Hochsprung, the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was known for her playful passion and infectious laugh. A month ago, she dressed up as the Sandy Hook Book Fairy — wearing a crown and a dress that lighted up — to inspire first-graders to read.

‘‘She was always enthusiastic, always smiling, always game to do anything,’’ said Kristin Larson, the former secretary of the school’s PTA. ‘‘When I saw her at the beginning of the school year, she was hugging everyone.’’

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