Known as the "fun" teacher, Victoria Leigh Soto, 27, dreamed of being a teacher since she was 3 years old. She was a native of nearby Bridgeport and lived her whole life in Stratford, where she graduate from Stratford High School in 2003. A number of reports say that Soto hid students, locked doors, and threw herself in front of her first grade class. She is remembered as a hero.
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