Proposal to Rename Conn. School for Slain Teacher Approved

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:03 AM EDT
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Hero Teacher's Loved Ones: "She'll Be Remembered Forever"

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Hero Teacher's Loved Ones: "She'll Be Remembered Forever"

Victoria Soto, a Sandy Hook teacher who is being called a hero for shielding her students from a gunman's bullets, was laid to rest Wednesday. Lori Bordonaro reports.
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A town council has approved a proposal to rename a Stratford, Conn. school for a teacher killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

The HoneySpot Elementary School will be named after Victoria Soto, a 27-year-old Stratford resident who died trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter killed 20 children and six educators at the school on Dec. 14 before committing suicide.

Stratford Mayor John Harkins made the recommendation, which was approved Monday night, exactly one month after the shootings.

The mayor also is hoping to build a memorial to Soto, and a petition has been started to rename a local street after her.

Soto graduated from Stratford High School in 2003.

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