A Tribute To Lives Lost At Sandy Hook Elementary

Instead of focusing on the monster who created the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, I would like to honor the heroes and the children who had their lives taken. Each victim has a life that will be remembered and honored. Since the tragedy, more details and stories of the victims have emerged.

First grade teacher Victoria Soto died when she threw herself in front of the gunman’s bullets to save her students. “She put those children first. That’s all she ever talked about,” said close friend, Andrea Crowell. “She wanted to do her best for them, to teach them something new every day.”

Another school employee saved 18 kids by hiding them inside a library supply closet. Principal Dawn Hochsprung “was killed while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him.”

Hochsprung and other administrators were apparently leaving a meeting as the gunman entered the school. Officials say she attempted to lunge toward the gunman in an attempt to overtake him.

“The last thing one witness recalled was her turning back and yelling a warning to lock the door as she apparently confronted the gunman.” Here are the children who lost their lives too soon:

Daily Mail


Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Madeleine Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison N. Wyatt, 6


Rachel Davino, 29

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Lauren Russeau, 20

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

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