Lauren Russeau, 1982, female (age 29)
School shooting victim Lauren Rousseau
( picture from Family handout )
Teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau was among those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Her mother said in a statement that her daughter had wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten. Rousseau was born in Danbury, Conn., in 1982 and lived most of her life there. She was a graduate of Danbury High School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Bridgeport. She had worked as a substitute teacher in Danbury, New Milford and Newtown before she was hired in November as a permanent substitute teacher at Sandy Hook.