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Heroic teachers gave up their lives as they shielded their students from gunfire

Posted at 7:26 PM, Dec 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-15 21:13:31-05

NEWTON, Conn.(PIX11) — In the middle of the violence and chaos, there are stories of heroism emerging.

Many of the teachers used quick thinking and bravery to save students when gunfire erupted.

At least three teachers lost their lives trying to save children.

One of those was Vicki Soto, 27, who put herself in the line of fire.

According to authorities, when the shooting started, she gathered the children in her classroom and took them inside a closet. Her body was found huddled with the children.