Teachers Hall of Fame to honor slain educators

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) – The National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on a memorial honoring educators killed on the job.

The ceremony for the Memorial to Fallen Educators is Thursday in Emporia. The Wichita Eagle reports  the 10-by-10 black granite monument shaped like a book will be be inscribed with the names of about 50 educators killed while on duty.

Carol Strickland, executive director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, says among those whose names will be on the monument include four teachers, the principal and a school psychologist from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and a teacher from Columbine High School in Colorado.

Strickland also encourages school districts to notify the Teachers Hall of Fame of people who should be considered for the memorial.

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