Miss Victoria Soto Brave Teacher Threw Herself To Save Students: Victoria Soto 27 years old, died after she sacrificed her life to save her students from evil gunman Adam Lanza on Dec. She’s a Hero.
A young teacher, Victoria Soto, saved as many of her first grade students as she could on Friday Dec. 14 when she threw herself in front of masked gunman Adam Lanza. The 27-year-old teacher died after getting shot.
Victoria’s final moments of life allegedly involved her rushing her entire class into a closet as Adam entered her classroom. She tried her best to shield the students from the evil killer.
Victoria, who worked at Sandy Hook Elementary School for five years, was popular with the students and a highly regarded member of the staff.
“She took her kids, put them in the closet and by doing so she lost her life protecting those little ones,” Soto’s cousin, Jim Wiltsie, told ABC News.
“She was found huddled over her children, her students, doing instinctively what she knew was the right thing. I’m just proud that Vicki had the instincts to protect her kids from harm,” he continued. “It brings peace to know that Vicki was doing what she loved, protecting the children and in our eyes she’s a hero.”
Four teachers were said to be the targets of Adam’s, who headed to the school around 9:30AM on that fateful day.
All About Miss Victoria Soto Room 10 First Grade:
This is my third year as a first grade teacher at Sandy Hook School! I absolutely love teaching first grade! I started out at SHS as an intern for two years. Through the course of my internship I was a long term substitute in two second grade classrooms and one third grade classroom.
I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Elementary Education and History. I am currently attending Southern Connecticut State University for my Masters degree in Special Education. I love have a passion for learning.
I still live in my hometown of Stratford. In my free time I love to spend time with black lab Roxie. I love spending time with my brother, sisters and cousins. I love to spend time reading books on the beach soaking up the sun. I also love flamingos and the the New York Yankess.
I look forward to an amazing year in first grade with my amazing students of room 10! Source: Newtown Sand School Website