Victoria Soto Heroine Teacher.

We expect military personnel, firefighters and police officers, to be heroes in the line of duty.  There have been heroic elementary school teachers before.  Years ago in Scotland, there was one, Gwen Major, who defended her students in the town of Dunblane.

Now we have a First Grade Teacher, who’s a heroine.  Victoria Soto in her dream job.  He hid her young students in classroom cabinets.  The gunman gunned her down anyway.  How many young minds have been denied being graced by this kind woman and her teaching.  You can say she died for a good cause protecting the kids, but wouldn’t it have been better if she won multiple Teacher of the Year awards?  Newtown, Connecticut will still be proud of her, but now for  the many years they could be proud of her.  Surely, she must have been terrified, but remember, courage is not fearlessness, but facing ones fears.

I should never have had to write such a blog post.  I hope to never write another one of these again.


Rest in Peace Victoria Soto.

Photo: This is Victoria. She died a hero yesterday at the Connecticut Elementary School Shooting. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down and moved on. She saved the lives of all of her students. Please pass this on if you see it. She deserves to be remembered for her bravery.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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7 Responses to Victoria Soto Heroine Teacher.

  1. V.E.G. says:

    Victoria Soto is a Puerto Rican hero! Vaya Con Dios!

  2. V.E.G. says:

    Her full name in Latin fashion was Victoria Leigh Soto y Fagan!

  3. V.E.G. says:

    Bernard Carabello would be crying for the hero Victoria Soto.

  4. V.E.G. says:

    Congratulations to Heather Cronk and Justin Shumyhora for the new daughter Madelyn Victoria! Madeleyn Victoria is named after the hero, Victoria Soto! Another cousin of Benjamin, William, and William Temple Franklin! I cannot believe the baby is named after a hero and the cousin of a man with a kite and key and he did the very dangerous experiment!

    • tucsonmike says:

      Wow, that is America! Great to honor Victoria Soto and hopefully this little girl will grow up with Ms. Soto as a role model and Ben Franklin.

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