Conn. School Named After Teacher Killed in Sandy Hook Shooting
4 months ago
Cite her "extraordinary commitment"
A new school building has been named after Victoria Soto, one of six staff members killed last month during the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Soto, 27, was raised in the town of Stratford, about 20 miles from Newtown, so the Stratford Academy's Honeyspot House building will be named after her. Construction for the new school building will begin over the summer and is expected to open in 2014. The Stratford Town Council said, "Soto's courage, dedication and self-sacrifice demonstrate a strength of character and extraordinary commitment to her students of the absolute highest magnitude." She died while trying to protect her first-grade students from gunman Adam Lanza. (NBC)