Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims: 20 children, 6
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.
Another victim, Grace McDonnell, 7, poses for a portrait on August
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
she'd ask Santa for some type of animal."
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, 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
teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his growing group of
Madeleine Hsu was one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook
Elementary School. She was only six-years-old.
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
behavior analyst and wanted to work with children who
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.
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
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
was found shielding her students in a closet," Soto's cousin, Jim
Wiltsie, told the Daily News.
"She put herself between the gunman and
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
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
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,"
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.