Steven Sotloff, Reportedly Killed by ISIS, Is Mourned by Kimball Union Academy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has released a statement mourning the apparent death of 2002 graduate Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist this summer said to be beheaded by Islamic extremists in the Middle East, according to an independent monitoring group.

The Islamic State today released a video that purportedly showed the killing of Sotloff, and warned President Obama that as long as U.S. air strikes against the militant group continue, other Americans would be targeted.

“Steven was dedicated to putting a human face on the sufferings and hardships in ... some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones,” the school said in a one-page release. “His work became a humanitarian mission that helped others gain a more accurate and realistic global perspective on issues in the Middle East.”

In the release, Head of School Mike Schafer said that while KUA “mourns the terrible loss of Steven Sotloff,” school community members also “proudly celebrate his important legacy and his deep commitment to making the world a better place.”

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