Sandy Hook School Shooting

Mayor Proposes Naming School After Sandy Hook Teacher

Died trying to protect her students from shooting spree


The mayor of Stratford, Conn., is proposing to name a school after Vicki Soto, the heroic teacher who died while trying to protect her students during the Dec. 14 massacre in nearby Newtown.

Mayor John Harkins says the bravery shown by Victoria Soto should never be forgotten.

As the bullets flew toward her first-grade students who she had huddled in a corner for protection, the 27-year old teacher flung herself in front the barrage to save them. She paid for her bravery and courage with her life.