Paul Simon performed Wednesday at the funeral of a teacher killed during Friday’s Connecticut school shooting.

Victoria Soto was one of the six staff members killed at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 elementary school children were also shot to death by suspected gunman Adam Lanza. Several of the children have already been laid to rest, and on Wednesday, Soto’s friends and family gathered in the town of Stratford to remember the 27-year-old teacher.

According to WENN.com, Simon was among the mourners at the Lordship Community Church, where he performed Soto’s favorite song “The Sounds of Silence.” Simon knows the Soto family through his sister-in-law, according to the New York Daily News. Soto is being called a hero for attempting to shield her students from the gunfire before she was killed.

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December 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Kevin Machado, On Air | No comment