Victoria Soto

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Parents of Newtown Victims Want to See Teachers' Keys

Lawsuit alleges school didn't provide them

(Newser) - Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school shooting are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock the doors of their classrooms. The attorneys asked a judge this week to allow them to examine...

Sandy Hook Victim's Family Tries to Trademark Her Name

Because of social media trolls

(Newser) - The family of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media. Victoria Soto was a 27-year-old first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who authorities have said hid students and tried...

Conn. Lawmaker to Giffords: 'Stay Out!'

DebraLee Hovey didn't take kindly to Giffords' visit

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords visited Newtown, Conn., on Friday, and though it seems difficult to imagine such an event could stir up controversy, one state legislator managed to do so. On the day of Giffords' visit, State Rep. DebraLee Hovey posted, "Gabby Gifford [sic] stay out of my towns!!" on...

6-Year-Old Newtown Victim Died in Arms of Beloved Aide

Anne Marie Murphy also died in attempt to shield Dylan Hockley

(Newser) - More tales of heartbreak and heroic acts from Newtown: The Connecticut Post today shares the story of Dylan Hockley, a 6-year-old who died in Friday's massacre—in the arms of his beloved aide, who also died while trying to protect him from the gunfire. Dylan's family tells the...

Conn. Neighbor Sheltered 6 Kids Who Fled Gunman

Terrified children had to run past body of dead teacher

(Newser) - A neighbor who sheltered six traumatized children who fled the Sandy Hook school shooting has shared his story with the AP . Gene Rosen left his home Friday morning to find six children sitting at the end of his driveway being comforted by a school bus driver. The 69-year-old retired psychologist,...

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Teacher Died Saving Students

Victoria Soto hid her students, then was shot

(Newser) - One of the six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a first-grade teacher who made sure her students were safe before she was herself shot, reports the Hartford Courant . Victoria Soto, who turned 27 this month, taught next door to the room where the heaviest shooting broke out....

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