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Victoria Leigh Soto

Victoria Leigh Soto is an American teacher who was murdered in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After the shooter entered the school, Soto hid her students, then the students ran away from her hiding place and she died trying to protect and protect them, and has since been hailed as a hero. She is the person after receiving the President's Citizen Medal. Plans and proposals to honor her through scholarships, roads and schools were announced in late 2012 and 2013. Stratford City Council unanimously passed a resolution to name a school. School after Soto and the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, the birthplace of Soto's father, plans to give his name to a public facility.

Born November 04, 1985, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Died December 14, 2012 (aged 27), Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause of death Gunshot wound
Resting place Union Cemetery Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, U.S.
Monuments Victoria Soto Elementary School
Nationality American
Education Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University
Occupation Teacher
Years active 2010–2012

About Victoria Leigh Soto

Late schoolteacher who was killed while trying to protect her students during the Sandy Hook school shooting of December 2012. For her heroism, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal.

Victoria Leigh Soto before fame

She earned Bachelor's degrees in History and Education from Eastern Connecticut State University before attending graduate school at Southern Connecticut State University.

Achievement of Victoria Leigh Soto

A playground at Long Brook Park in Stratford, Connecticut was named Victoria Soto Memorial Playground in her honor in June 2013.

Victoria Leigh Soto family life

Her father was a crane operator and her mother was a nurse.

Associations of Victoria Leigh Soto

She and five other Sandy Hook teachers and administrators were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Barack Obama.

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Latest information about Victoria Leigh Soto updated on July 29 2021.