Vicki Soto: Sandy Hook Teacher Killed While Protecting Students

James Wiltsie, cousin of teacher shot at school, speaks with 'GMA' on the aftermath.
2:02 | 12/15/12

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I'm here, now, with james willsie, the cousin of another victim and a hero, vicki soto, a teacher at the school. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your cousin, from what we know, did everything she could to save the lives of some kids. Yes. From what we've been told, my cousin, vicki, and her first grade classroom, took her students and huddled them into a closet. And then, shielded the children in the closet, trying to protect them from bullets. Put herself between the gunman and the kids. Yes. She's definitely a hero. Her life dream was to be a teacher. And her instincts kicked in. And protected her children from the harm that was coming. I'm sure she heard what was going on. And went into lockdowne. Her kids, put them in the closet. And by doing so, she lost her life protecting those little ones. What have you been able to learn from the police or others on the scene? Just that she was a hero. The way that she was found, huddled over her children. Her students protecting them. You know, doing instinctively what she knew would be the right thing to do. And she'll always be remembered as a hero. What else do you want people to know about your cousin? I was proud to know her. And I know that her mom and dad have peace knowing the way vicki was taken from us tragically, protecting the children. Her life dream was to be a teacher. And she was all about molding those young minds. So, she loved it. It's what she loved to do. And knowing that unfortunately she lost her life. But knowing the way she lost it. We're proud to call her family. And that she was a hero. Trying to protect those children. All our thoughts and all our prayers this morning. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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