Victoria Leigh Soto

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Birthday
4, 1985
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Dec 14, 2012 (27)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1985
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Dec 14, 2012 (27)

About

Late schoolteacher who was killed while trying to protect her students during the Sandy Hook school shooting of December 2012. For her heroism, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal.

Before Fame

She earned Bachelor's degrees in History and Education from Eastern Connecticut State University before attending graduate school at Southern Connecticut State University.

Trivia

A playground at Long Brook Park in Stratford, Connecticut was named Victoria Soto Memorial Playground in her honor in June 2013.

Family Life

Her father was a crane operator and her mother was a nurse.

Associated With

She and five other Sandy Hook teachers and administrators were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Barack Obama.