Victoria Soto

 

 

Age: 27

 

Summary: first-grade schoolteacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut who was declared a hero for trying to shield her pupils from gunman Adam Lanza as he killed 20 children and six educators in the second-deadliest massacre at an American elementary school after the 1927 Bath School bombings in Michigan, and who had reportedly hid some children in a bathroom or closet.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting

 

Born: November 4, 1985

 

Died: December 14, 2012

 

Location: Newtown, Massachusetts