She threw herself in front of the gunman to save her students: Astonishing story of the brave teacher who died protecting children from "deeply…

She threw herself in front of the gunman to save her students: Astonishing story of the brave teacher who died protecting children from 'deeply disturbed' killerVictoria Soto, 27, sacrificed herself to save her first grade students by throwing her body in front of gunman Adam Lanza She was a highly regarded member of staff, popular with students and known for chewing gum in class Principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach were also killed execution-style after confronting LanzaA fourth teacher has been named as Lauren Rousseau, 30 | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 A young teacher displayed astonishing bravery and sacrificed her life saving as many children in her first grade class as she could after she came face-to-face with gunman Adam Lanza. Victoria Soto, 27, had worked at Sandy Hook Elementary for five years.