Petition started to rename street in honor of Victoria Soto - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Petition started to rename street in honor of Victoria Soto

Posted: Updated:
Victoria Soto Victoria Soto
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:05:06 GMT
    South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
  • Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:37:17 GMT
    The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
  • Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:05 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A petition on the website change.org to rename a Stratford street in honor of a teacher killed inside a Newtown elementary school is gaining some momentum.

Victoria Soto was shot and killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14.

Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother before going to Sandy Hook where he killed 20 students and six adults before killing himself.

The petition calls for the Stratford Town Council to rename North Parade Street to Victoria Soto Way.

North Parade runs in front of Stratford High School, which is where Soto graduated from.

After the tragic Newtown school shooting, resident Christopher Barbee had the idea to try to get North Parade Street re-named for Soto. 

"A week of sadness after and it just broke me down, and a lot of Facebook posts about this and I thought it would be nice for our town to do something, anything to memorialize her," he said.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 2,500 people signed the petition.

People from all over the country signed it and left comments. Tara Domres from North Dakota wrote that she was a true hero and Lynn Rogers from Michigan said "she was very courageous."

"This will keep her precious memory alive," Theresa Hemperly of Austin, TX wrote on the petition.

Stratford Mayor John Harkins said before he makes any decisions, they want to talk to the Soto family.

"Anything that's going to be done in Stratford whether is the naming of the street or a building," he said. "We want to get the permission of the family and get their support behind any type of dedication in memory of their daughter."

Hawkins said he will know more in the coming days.

To read or sign the petition, click here.

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow