Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto. Soto, 27, was killed on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman walked into the school in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. She tried to shield the children from the gunman and for that I thank you Victoria. You went above and beyond your duties and you will forever be a hero in my eyes! You’re the real Celebrity.