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Victoria Soto

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Brother Of Slain Teacher To Attend Obama Address

A Connecticut Congresswoman says the brother of one of the teachers slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School will attend the president’s State of the Union address as her guest.

02/08/2013

Presidential Citizens Medal (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)

Slain Newtown Educators To Be Honored With Medals

Presidential medals will be awarded posthumously to the six people who died protecting children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, officials said Tuesday.

02/05/2013

STRATFORD, CT - DECEMBER 19: A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto, 27, at the Lordship Community Church on December 19, 2012 in Stratford, Connecticut. The first grade teacher died while reportedly trying to protect her students during last Friday's shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Soto To Have School Named After Her

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 […]

01/15/2013

Funeral of Victoria Soto (John Moore/Getty Images)

Slain Conn. Teacher Remembered As Selfless Hero

A Connecticut schoolteacher gunned down during last week’s elementary school massacre is being remembered as a selfless hero who died trying to shield her students.

12/19/2012