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Adam Peter LANZA



Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims: 20 children, 6 teachers dead.


Olivia Rose Engel

All the victims of the tragedy have now been identified, including Olivia Rose Engel, 6, pictured here.
Sixteen of the slain students were 6-year-olds, while four were just 7.



Grace McDonnell

Another victim, Grace McDonnell, 7, poses for a portrait on August 18, 2012.



Catherine Hubbard

Catherine Hubbard, 6, was another one of the victims killed at the Newtown, Conn., school on Dec. 14,
2012. Her mom spoke of her love for animals. "Even before she could make a sentence, she
looked at Santa and told him she'd like two fish," Jenny Hubbard said. "Every year in fact,
she'd ask Santa for some type of animal."



Allison Wyatt

Allison Wyatt, another victim, is remembered as a funny little girl who always seemed underfoot.
"At some point over the past six years, Allie Wyatt got in your way and you are better for it,"
said the Rev. Walter L. Pitman about the six-year-old.



Benjamin Wheeler

Benjamin Wheeler, 6, was another one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School
shooting. He is remembered as an "irrepressibly bright and spirited boy" who loved his first
grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his growing group of friends.



Madeleine Hsu

Madeleine Hsu was one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She was only six-years-old.



Rachel D'Avino

Rachel D'Avino, 29, was a teacher's aide at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she died trying to
shield one of her students. Those who knew the Bethlehem, Conn., woman said she loved her
job and adored working with children. She was working toward becoming a board-certified
behavior analyst and wanted to work with children who had autism.



Anne Marie Murphy

Anne Marie Murphy, a 52-year-old mother of four, died while trying to protect one of her students,
Dylan Hockley. She was a teaching assistant at Sandy Hook Elementary School.



Victoria Soto

First grade teacher Victoria "Vicki" Soto, pictured here, died while saving her students from shooter Adam
Lanza's deadly rampage, which left 28 dead in one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

Victoria Soto used her body to shield her students from the maniacal gunman who staged a massacre at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012. "The family received information she
was found shielding her students in a closet," Soto's cousin, Jim Wiltsie, told the Daily News.
"She put herself between the gunman and her students.



Lauren Rousseau

Lauren Rousseau, 30, was one of the six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot by Lanza
in one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history. As investigators try to piece together the
massacre, Newtown is hailing these teachers as heroes.



School principal Dawn Hochsprung

School principal Dawn Hochsprung was among those slain at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, 2012.
Hochsprung, the school's psychologist and vice principal were meeting with a parent when they stepped
out into a hallway upon hearing a noise, a parent told CNN. The principal and psychologist were killed,
and the vice principal was wounded. Hochsprung, 47, was a mother of two daughters and three
stepdaughters and a longtime teacher in the Danbury school district.



School psychologist Mary Sherlach

Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was shot
dead trying to save her students from gunman Adam Lanza. "She was always helpful, always upbeat,"
said Sherlach's son-in-law Eric Schwartz. "She was truly a nice woman, as kind as can be."
Sherlach worked at the school for two decades.



His mother, Nancy Lanza, 52.



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