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Connecticut School Renamed For 'Hero' Teacher Killed At Sandy Hook

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FILE - This undated file photo provided to The Associated Press by Eastern Connecticut University shows Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto. Soto, 27, was killed on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (Eastern Connecticut University, File / AP Photo) FILE - This undated file photo provided to The Associated Press by Eastern Connecticut University shows Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto. Soto, 27, was killed on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (Eastern Connecticut University, File / AP Photo)

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) - Officials of a town near Newtown, Conn., are renaming a local school for a resident killed in the massacre there and hailed as a hero.
    
HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford will be named after 27-year-old Victoria Soto who died trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
    
Shooter Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at the school on Dec. 14 before committing suicide. He also killed his mother at their Newtown home.
    
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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