CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA & ALASKA OF MY HEART
The heroic teacher who gave her life to save terrified
children from school massacre gunman on December 14, 2012, in Connecticut, USA
Victoria Leigh “Vicki” Soto (November 4, 1985 – December 14, 2012) was an American teacher who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. After the gunman, named Adam Lanza entered the school, Soto hid her students, then died trying to protect them, and has since been hailed as a hero. She is a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Plans and petitions to honor her by name via scholarships, roads, and schools were announced in late 2012 and 2013. The Stratford Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to name a school after Soto and the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, birthplace of Soto’s father…
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