Victoria Leigh Soto

Teacher, Disaster victim

1985 – 2012

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Who was Victoria Leigh Soto?

Victoria Leigh "Vicki" Soto was an American teacher who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. After the gunman 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, is planning to name a public facility after her.

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Born
Nov 4, 1985
Bridgeport
Also known as
  • Vicki Soto
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 14, 2012
Newtown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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