Conn. mayor: Name school for teacher in massacre

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm •  Published: January 7, 2013
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Construction is scheduled next summer on a new elementary school in Stratford, and Harkins said he wants it named for Soto. The name must be approved by the town council, which is expected to take up the matter at a Jan. 14 meeting. The mayor said his proposal has been met with overwhelming support and he does not anticipate objections.

Harkins said he also hopes to include a memorial to Soto, possibly including a statue, and her family would be involved in the design. He said a fund will be set up to accept donations from people who want to contribute to the memorial.

A petition also has been started to rename a street in Stratford after Soto, and members of her 2003 Stratford High School class have started a scholarship fund in her name.

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