NewsFix

Town names new school in memory of slain teacher Victoria Soto

STRATFORD, CT – As time marches on, residents of Newtown, Connecticut are trying to piece their lives back together. That includes opening up a new elementary school on the campus of the nearby Stratford Academy.

So it was only fitting that Stratford’s town council unanimously voted to name the school after 27-year old Victoria Soto, the first grade teacher who died while trying to protect innocent children from an armed mad-man.

“I’m happy that the town was able to come together and pass this. I feel honored to know that my sister’s name will stay alive and she will never be forgotten,” said Jillian Soto, Victoria Soto’s sister.

Soto was among six adults and 20 children who died when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last month. Lanza’s mother was also killed at their home.

But some say the school name is not enough. A petition is going around to rename a street Victoria Soto Way.

It’s a great way to honor a true hero.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement