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Posted on 12/15/2012 11:47:01 AM PST by jimbo123
One of those killed, first-grade teacher Victoria Soto, died after hiding her students, a source told The Courant.
Soto was a teacher in room 10, the classroom next to where the shooting began, the source said. She hid her students 15 or 16 of them, some possibly in a bathroom before the gunman entered the room.
He wanted to shoot more people, the source said, but, seeing no one but Soto, he shot her, then left the room, the source sad.
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I have friends that are teachers. They prepare, they drill, they are taught how to handle emergencies, hoping that day never comes. But for those who do...and those that did yesterday, their preparedness and quick-thinking saved many others in their care. A special prayer for this young hero..and for my teacher friends who are no doubt shaken to the core.
What happened to the word HEROINE?
guess that sounds too much like a drug.
No one knows where the next Adam Lanza will strike.
Better to be armed and able to fight back than hide in a bathroom hoping the death angel will pass you by.
>>Shes no hero.
She is a pawn of the liberal machine.
A hero would have been armed and taken the shooter out before he could have done more harm.<<
She was not armed. Most Conservatives don’t go to work armed (I don’t).
Your post is snide and wrong.
She did the right thing, way beyond the requirements of her job (she is not a cop), and died protecting her charges.
She fits almost the true definition of heroine.
You are a very sad person.
Correction: the true definition of heroine. No “almost” about it.
Well said. But to some she is a government taker and a union member who is being paid too much and spending too much time not teaching reading, writing and arithmetic and the reason schools are failing.
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Wow, nice house for a divorced school teacher and all...
She was receiving $250k+ a year in alimony from her ex-husband who works for GE.
Thanks so much for the links.
Although we should doubt she was a school teacher - almost nothing has been reported yet that was correct the first time.
Victoria Soto died.
Her students lived.
You left the rails on this one.
Quite a valuable contribution, thanks!
Prayers for teachers and all who work to keep us safe in these grim times.
Amazing how many Freepers hate teachers so much that even one who saved her students and died in the process doesn’t meet their oh-so-perfect standards. I’d venture to say this woman was worth more than the self-righteous creeps who use conservatism as an excuse to hate rather than as a set of principles to live by.
The answer to all this, is not what we need to remove from the hands of men, but what we need to fill the hearts of men with.
The answer is to live, teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
We do not need a tea party revival, we need a Bible based revival.
I am largely in agreement, though I would add two things.
A more refined definition of hero: to be a hero, one must take action to aid another that is at least in someway effective at great risk to one’s self. This lady qualifies.
I also doubt that teachers have always been defanged. There is a great chapter in Farmer Boy (one of the books in Laura Ingals Wilder’s Little House series) relating an incident in a one-room school house in upstate New York in the mid-19th century. The bigger boys in the class had beaten the previous teacher so that he had to leave and eventually died as a result of the beating. A friend of his took the position and practiced privately with a bull-whip, which he kept in his desk and used when the day for its use came. From what I have read of 19th century schooling I am sure that this was not unique.
I like your two things.
Thanks for posting that. As a retired teacher, I can proudly say that I knew many teachers who would have done all they could to protect their students.
Many are just sick because of this evil act.....me too.
I’m glad she was a “hero”. But it is too bad she had to be a martyr to the cause of “gun free zones”.
Think about how much better this story would be, if when the gunman walked in and found no students, he instead was facing this teacher with a gun in her hand, shooting him dead.
She had plenty of time to prepare. She knew there was a gunman. She was able to get the kids out. It would have been easy for her to get a gun out of a locked drawer, load it, and sit behind the desk pointing at the door, waiting for him to come in.
But instead, she could do nothing to save herself.
She died protecting her charges—She did what a teacher should do. Over and over we have seen teachers and college professors come forward and give their lives to protect their students. This woman should have a statue put up for her—The school should change its name to honor her “gift of life” she purchased for her students with her own blood.
Easy to say, but almost impossible to accomplish. I am sure that the parents know that this young woman did all she could. Greater love than this no man has but that he lay down his life for his friends. A truly Christlike act.
And what, exactly, is “too much” for her life which she sacrificed for her students’ chances at survival?
God bless her but the public schools have to train their people to evacuate, not huddle in corners waiting for the evil bastards. Teach your children to act. Escape , evade, run like hell to the nearest help. But do not encourage them to hide under beds or run upstairs and lock doors that can be broken open with one swift kick.
This video was posted on another board but I think everyone would benefit from watching it. Run, Hide, Fight.