Petition seeks to rename street after Newtown hero teacher Victoria Soto

Posted at 2:21 PM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 17:47:13-05

A petition in Connecticut is calling for a street in the nearby town of Stratford to be renamed after teacher-hero Victoria Soto.

Soto died trying to shield her students from the shooters bullets.

Family and friends want to rename the street “Victoria Soto Way”  in the town where she grew up.

More than 6,000 people have signed on so far.

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