She didn't save her life.
The principal at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT., allegedly ran toward the killer in her attempt to protect her students. She died in the fray. And, did what she had to to protect her students.
She lost her life.
And, laid it down for the sheep to use the metaphor Jesus uses as told by the Gospel writers.
Lose your life to save it, the Good Book says.
She did just that.
Her sacrifice follows the Christian guidance of Jesus, the New Testament, or, Christian scriptures distinguished shepherd.
What a way to exit, that is, to shield the sheep, as it were, when trouble and evil lurks.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
A remarkable and impressive woman.
I am heartborken over the action she took to try to stop the killer.
She lost her life to lift the life of others.