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Obama Leaves Connecticut With“Team Vicki Soto" Shirts

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:20 AM EDT
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Obama Leaves Connecticut With“Team Vicki Soto" Shirts

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WEST HARTFORD, CT - APRIL 08: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Nearly four months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Connecticut has passed some of the toughest gun control measures in the nation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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When President Barack Obama came to Connecticut to make a national push for federal gun control legislation, he met privately with 11 relatives of victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and left with a reminder of one teacher who died trying to protect her young students.

When Obama came off Air Force One, he was carrying a red paper bag and White House officials said it contained T-shirts from Vicki Soto’s sister Jillian, White House officials said. 

Vicki Soto, 27, of Stratford, was a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

A memorial fund has been set up in her honor.

If you would like to make a donation, may make checks payable to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education and mail the check to:

The Victoria Soto Memorial Fund 
P.O Box 411
Stratford, CT 06615

Or, make a donation at the Official Victoria L. Soto Website www.vickisotomemorial.com.
 

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