Hero: Vicki Soto, 27, saved kids from shooter; Grieving sisters honor sacrifice

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Teacher Vicki Leigh Soto is a true hero.

As gunfire erupted at Sandy Hook Elementary School, officials say she hid her first-grade students in a closet, saving their lives. “In doing so, she put herself between the kids and the gunman’s bullets,” a police officer told the Wall Street Journal.

Vicki Soto is a true hero. Died shielding her students, What a brave, beautiful girl. Rest peacefully👼💜 twitter.com/JeessssD/statu…

— Jessica Dwelle (@JeessssD) December 15, 2012

Carlee and Jillian Soto honored Vicki’s heroism on Twitter as they grieved for their beautiful sister.

New town shooting. 20 students and 6 adults dead. My sister died protecting her students. God why do you take her?

— Carlee Soto (@ICarlee23) December 14, 2012

Hug your loved ones an tell them how much you love them because you never know when you’ll see them again. Do this in honor of Vicki.

— Carlee Soto (@ICarlee23) December 15, 2012

@peccer203 vicki died today protecting her students in the shooting

— Jillian Soto (@JillianLouise25) December 14, 2012

Jillian tweeted this before she learned of her sister’s death on Friday.

Everyone please keep my sister in your prays her school just had a shooting and we haven’t heard from her yet

— Jillian Soto (@JillianLouise25) December 14, 2012

Heartbreaking.

Vicki Soto’s selfless heroism will not be forgotten.

“Blessed are the pure of heart” MT @buzzfeedandrew: 27-year Vicki Soto died protecting her students twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew…

— Andrew Quinn (@AndrewCQuinn) December 15, 2012

Learning more about #SandyHook victims today. This is 27 yo Vicki Soto. The 1st grade teacher died shielding her kids. twitter.com/BlakeKARE11/st…

— Blake McCoy (@BlakeKARE11) December 15, 2012

Vicki Soto, the 27 yr old teacher that gave her life to save her students. This is a hero, people. twitter.com/Lance_THESPOKE…

— Lance Twidwell (@Lance_THESPOKEN) December 15, 2012

#daughter#sister#friend#teacher#brave#hero#tough Vicki Soto. Police say when bullets were flying in, Vicki u instagr.am/p/TPxiTWQD98/

— Nick Bennett (@NickBNYG) December 15, 2012

I love you so much @icarlee23 ❤❤ rip to your sister Vicki, she’s a hero and will never be forgotten. instagr.am/p/TQEwL9M2P2/

— Jacki Rose (@daaa_elk) December 15, 2012

RIP Vicki Soto – Never forget this hero bit.ly/UvvyZq

— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) December 15, 2012

A sign in Newtown, Conn., reads, “Hug a teacher today.”

Sign in #Newtown: Hug a teacher today. twitter.com/thomaskaplan/s…

— Thomas Kaplan (@thomaskaplan) December 15, 2012

I respect and honor Vicki Soto because I know she died protecting her students, she will be always remembered as a hero. Rest in peace

— Jason Potter (@Jay_Pottzz) December 14, 2012

Vicki Soto…a true hero!! A teacher who shielded her kids and sacrificed her life for her kids. An angel nothing less in my eyes! #RIP

— Simmons Branding (@caramelmochiata) December 15, 2012

RIP to Vicki Soto. A brave woman who jumped in front of her children students from the shooting. #RememberHerName

— KjS (@KevCity) December 15, 2012

Remember her name, indeed.

Twitchy extends our heartfelt prayers to the family of Vicki Soto and all of those affected by this tragedy.

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