Hero: Vicki Soto, 27, saved first-graders from shooter; Grieving sisters honor her sacrifice

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.

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

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

Heartbreaking.

Vicki Soto’s selfless heroism will not be forgotten.

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

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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