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Stratford, Conn., mayor proposes naming school in honour of teacher slain in Newtown massacre

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, when a gunman walked into the school in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. Stratford, Conn., Mayor John Harkins is proposing to name a school for Soto. Soto was a Stratford resident. Construction is set to begin on the new school this summer. (AP Photo/Eastern Connecticut University, File)
January 07, 2013 - 9:11 AM

STRATFORD, Conn. - The mayor of Stratford, Conn., is proposing to name a school for a teacher who was killed in the massacre in nearby Newtown.

Mayor John Harkins says the bravery shown by Victoria Soto in protecting her children should never be forgotten.

The 27-year-old Soto was a Stratford resident. She was killed Dec. 14 inside Sandy Hook Elementary School as she tried to shield her students from the gunman. The shooter killed 20 children and six women at the school before committing suicide.

Harkins on Monday proposed to give Soto's name to a new school. Construction is set to begin this summer.

The name must be approved by the town council, which is expected to take up the matter on Jan. 14.

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