Victoria Soto

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Malloy Directs Flags To Fly Half-Staff For Newtown

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School sent a community and nation into mourning, provoked new security measures in schools and left the nation even more deeply divided over the issue of guns.

12/13/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Released On Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the Dec. 14 attack.

11/25/2013

Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

New Playground Honors Teacher Killed In Newtown Massacre

A new effort was launched Saturday to remember one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.

06/15/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence, Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.

06/14/2013

Dylan Hockley's playground in Westport, Conn., which was built as part of the Sandy Ground Project to remember the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting. (credit: thesandygroundproject.org)

Playground Inspired By Sandy Hook Victim To Open; Groundbreaking Set For Another

The playgrounds are the fourth and fifth being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play, an effort spearheaded by the Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey. Most are planned for communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, linking the two tragedies that have a name in common.

06/13/2013

Mary Sherlach, Lauren Rousseau, Vicki Soto, Mary Anne Murphy, Rachel D'Avino, Dawn Hochsprung (clockwise) all posthumously honored with Citizens Honors Medal from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. (credit: Facebook)

6 Educators Killed In Newtown Massacre Awarded Medals Of Honor

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose the slain educators to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.

05/06/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Tragedy Revisited As Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Releases Interim Report

Adam Lanza, it seems, viewed Sandy Hook Elementary School as a video game, and that the children were easy points. His meticulous research of previous mass killings was laid out on a seven-foot long spreadsheet.

03/18/2013

Facebook homepage (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Pressure Facebook To Remove ‘Exploitative’ Pages In Newtown Victims’ Names

In the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Etsy blasted Facebook for allowing pages that violated its own rules.

02/25/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Teacher Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

Stratford, Conn. Town Council Votes To Name School For Slain Teacher

The Town Council in Stratford, Conn., voted Monday to name a school after a teacher who was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and hailed as a hero.

01/14/2013

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto on Dec. 19. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Stratford Mayor Wants School Named After Teacher Killed In Newtown Massacre

Stratford Mayor John Harkins said he had met with Victoria Soto’s family and discussed how the town could honor her memory.

01/07/2013

Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Sign Petition To Have Street Renamed For Hero Newtown Teacher

More than 3,000 petitioners are asking Stratford to rename a street to honor a teacher who was among six educators and 20 children who were fatally shot in a Newtown grade school rampage.

12/27/2012

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto on Dec. 19. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Calls Grieving Mother Of Victoria Soto; MLB Observes Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook Victims

“Vicki loved the Yankees — that was part of her eulogy,” Soto’s cousin told the New York Daily News. “No one in the family reached out, so (Jeter) must have heard about it and … reached out.”

12/21/2012

Wake for teacher Victoria Soto Dec. 18, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Family, Friends Remember Teacher Vicki Soto Who Died ‘Doing What She Loved’

The 27-year-old has been hailed a hero for trying to shield her students from the gunfire when shooter Adam Lanza burst into her classroom Friday morning.

12/18/2012

Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

Slain Sandy Hook Teacher’s Grieving Mother, Sister Talk About Her Heroic Act

Police said the 27-year-old tried to distract gunman Adam Lanza. But when half of her class tried to run, that’s when police said Lanza opened fire.

12/17/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Teacher Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Hook Teacher Remembered For Heroics To Save Students At Vigil

Hundreds of people stood on the front lawn of Stratford’s town hall to remember Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Vicki Soto.

12/16/2012