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|
|Education||Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University|
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.
She earned Bachelor's degrees in History and Education from Eastern Connecticut State University before attending graduate school at Southern Connecticut State University.
A playground at Long Brook Park in Stratford, Connecticut was named Victoria Soto Memorial Playground in her honor in June 2013.
Her father was a crane operator and her mother was a nurse.
She and five other Sandy Hook teachers and administrators were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Barack Obama.
Connecticut murdered people. Alumni of Eastern State University of Connecticut. The educators were murdered. People murdered. Southern Connecticut State University alumni. Buried in Connecticut. The recipient of the Presidential Citizen's Medal