Elementary school teacher took courageous stand to save students during Connecticut Shooting

Victoria Soto (27), the Sandy Hook Elementary School’s teacher of First Grade students has died in a bid to save her students by hiding them in the closet and as a resultant exposed herself to the assailant of Connecticut Shootings.


“She was found huddled over her children, her students, doing instinctively what she knew was the right thing,” said Jim Wittsie in an interview given to ABC News.

Soto was one of the six adults (all women) who lost their lives during Connecticut Shootings alongwith 20 children (12 Girls and 8 Boys) by assailant Adam Lanza (20). Lanza’s mother was also found dead in her Newton home.

Source: People, Belfast Telegraph

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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