Just read this story and had to repost here. Had to. Everyone in the world should know this woman's name. Victoria Soto.
Her life dream was to become a teacher. Her last moments were spent rushing her students into a closet when gunshots started to go off. When the gunman entered her classroom at Sandy Hook Middle School she told the madman that her kids were in the gym. The man then murdered her but left her classroom, literally laying her life on the line for her students.
"It brings peace to know that Vicki was doing what she loved, protecting the children and in our eyes, she is a hero. She lost her life doing what she loved. I don't think she would have it any other way. She loved kids. Her goal in life was to be a teacher and to mold young minds, and that is what she achieved, and unfortunately lost her life protecting those children". Said her cousin.
She was 27 years old.