Petition started to rename Stratford street in Vicki Soto’s honor

A Stratford resident has started a petition to try and get the town of Stratford to change the name of one of its streets to honor Vicki Soto, the 27-year-old heroic teacher killed last Friday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Chris Barbee said on the petition website that North Parade Street, which runs in front of Soto’s Alma Mater, Stratford High School, to Victoria Soto Way, to “ensure her actions will never be forgotten.”

Melissa Perez, of Wallingford, said her reason for signing is because, “She is an angel who gave her life…”

According to reports, Soto hid as many of her students as possible in closets and other places in her classroom, and tried to get between her kids and the shooter.

The petition is directed to the Stratford Town Council. As of 9 p.m., 639 people had signed the petition.

Click here to sign the petition.

Tom Cleary