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Amerie Jo Garza, 10

Amerie Jo Garza (right)

Amerie Jo Garza (proper)

Amerie Jo Garza, a fourth grader at Robb Elementary, was certainly one of 19 college students confirmed to be killed Tuesday morning by Ramos, who cops say was carrying a handgun and an AR-15 in the course of the assault that additionally killed two lecturers in the classroom.

Her grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, mentioned the 10-year-old was killed as she tried to telephone 911 whereas sitting subsequent to her greatest good friend, who ended up ‘lined in her blood.’

Arreola mentioned Ramos instructed the scholars and staffers contained in the room, ‘You’re going to die,’ earlier than opening hearth – capturing her granddaughter useless as she tried to telephone for assist.

‘So the gunman went in and he instructed the youngsters, ‘You’re going to die,’ Berlinda instructed The Daily Beast.

‘And [Amerie] had her telephone and she or he known as 911. And as a substitute of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it from her, he shot her. She was sitting proper subsequent to her greatest good friend. Her greatest good friend was lined in her blood.’ 

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia, 8

Uziyah Garcia, the youngest sufferer at age eight, was additionally killed in the assault.

The kid’s household introduced he was killed hours after saying he was among the many many kids unaccounted for following the tragedy.

The boy’s grandfather, Manny Renfro, broke the information early Wednesday after being notified by authorities.

‘[He was] the sweetest little boy that I’ve ever recognized,’ Renfro mentioned. ‘I’m not simply saying that as a result of he was my grandkid.’

Renfro recalled how Uziyah final visited him in San Angelo over spring break.

‘We began throwing the soccer collectively and I used to be instructing him move patterns.

‘Such a quick little boy and he might catch a ball so good,’ the grieving grandad mentioned.

‘There had been sure performs that I might name that he would keep in mind and he would do it precisely like we practiced.’

Makenna Elrod, 10

Makenna Lee Elrod

Makenna Lee Elrod

Makenna Elrod, 10, had additionally been among the many lacking in the chaos that adopted the massacre, along with her father, Brandon Elrod telling reporters on the time he feared ‘she is probably not alive.’

Her dying was ultimately confirmed by a household good friend on Wednesday. ‘It’s fairly unhappy what this world’s coming to,’ the woman’s father instructed native outlet KTRK after the capturing.

A mom of certainly one of Makenna’s associates lamented the loss in a submit to Facebook. 

‘Sweet Makenna Rest in Paradise!! My coronary heart is shattered as my daughter Chloe beloved her a lot!!’ the mother wrote. A relative Wednesday confirmed that the woman had been among the many victims.

Xavier Lopez, 10

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez, 10, was the primary pupil sufferer to be recognized as certainly one of Ramos’ victims.

The kid’s mom, Felicha Martinez, instructed the Washington Post Tuesday that simply hours earlier than the massacre, the mother had been on the college to see her son take part an honor roll ceremony. 

She took an image exhibiting her son exhibiting off his certificates.

In the final change she had with the kid, the mother heartbreakingly instructed the boy that she was pleased with him and that she beloved him, giving him a hug goodbye – not realizing it will be the final time she would see him alive.

‘He was humorous, by no means critical and his smile… that smile I’ll always remember,’ she recalled after studying of his dying from police. ‘It would all the time cheer anybody up.’

The boy’s cousin, Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, mentioned Xavier loved swimming and had been trying ahead to the summer season.

‘He was only a loving 10-year-old little boy, simply having fun with life, not realizing that this tragedy was going to occur at this time,’ she mentioned. 

‘He was very bubbly, beloved to dance together with his brothers, his mother. This has simply taken a toll on all of us.’

Amelia Sandoval, Lopez’s grandmother, mentioned: ‘It’s simply so exhausting… you ship your youngsters to college pondering they’re going to make it again residence however they are not.’

Eliahana Torres, 10


Eliahana Cruz Torres

Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10, had additionally been lacking for hours till she was confirmed to be among the many useless.

Adolfo Cruz, her great-grandfather, mentioned she did not need to attend college the day of the capturing – however was instructed by her household that she had to attend.

He mentioned he remained outdoors the varsity gates all through the evening till he leanrned of her destiny from native authorities.

‘I hope she is alive,’ he mentioned on the time. 

Torres was an avid baseball participant and performed the game in an area little league. 

Ellie Lugo, 10

Ellie Lugo

Ellie Lugo

Ellie Lugo was named as a sufferer of Tuesday’s assault by her mother and father, with Steven Garcia and Jennifer Lugo confirming her dying a number of hours after she was listed among the many lacking. 

‘It’s exhausting to problem out an announcement on something proper now my thoughts goes at 1000 miles per hour… however I do wanna ship our ideas and prayers to those that additionally did not make it residence tonight!!! Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest ever,’ Steven Lugo mentioned Wednesday.

‘Mom and Dad love you always remember that and please attempt to keep by our facet.’  

Nevaeh Bravo, 10

Nevaeh Bravo

Nevaeh Bravo

Nevaeh Bravo was confirmed to be among the many useless late Tuesday, after her cousin posted on social media following the capturing to ask for serving to the woman. 

Around 9 pm, she broke the information on Twitter.

‘Unfortunately my stunning Nevaeh was one of many many victims from todays tragedy,’ she wrote.

Sje mentioned the schoolchild was ‘flying excessive’ and requested for the household to be stored in people’s prayers  

‘Our Nevaeh has been discovered. She is flying with the angels above. We love you Navaeh very a lot princess.’

‘Thank you for the help and assist,’ she wrote. ‘Rest in peace my candy woman, you did not deserve this.’

Bravo’s age couldn’t instantly be confirmed.  

Tess Marie Mata

Tess Marie Mata

Tess Marie Mata

Tess Marie Mata was additionally amongst these to perish in the assault, her sister, Faith Mata, revealed in a submit to Facebook Wednesday.

‘I actually don’t have any phrases simply unhappiness, confusion, and anger,’ she wrote.

‘I’m unhappy as a result of we’ll by no means get to tag crew on mother and pop once more and inform one another how a lot we imply to one another, I’m confused as a result of how can one thing like this occur to my candy, caring, and delightful sister, and I’m indignant as a result of a coward took you from us.’

Photos shared with the submit confirmed Tess smiling in a child picture, snuggling with a cat, doing gymnastics, flashing a peace signal, and posing in entrance of a giant coronary heart mural.

‘Sissy I miss you a lot, I simply need to maintain you and inform you how fairly you’re, I need to take you outdoors and observe softball, I need to go on one final household trip, I need to hear your contagious chuckle, and I need you to hear me inform you how a lot I really like you,’ she wrote.

Her age couldn’t instantly be confirmed.

Rojelio Torres, 10

Rojelio Torres

Rojelio Torres

Rojelio Torres, 10, was initially reported lacking by his father, however on Wednesday was confirmed useless by his household.

An individual who mentioned she was the boy’s cousin wrote on Twitter: ‘It breaks my coronary heart to say my rojelio is now with the angels I’ll eternally miss you and love you my angel.’

The kid’s father , Federico Torres, instructed Houston reporters that he was at work when he realized concerning the capturing and instantly raced to the varsity.

‘They despatched us to the hospital, to the civic middle, to the hospital and right here once more, nothing, not even in San Antonio,’ he mentioned. ‘They do not inform us something, solely a photograph, wait, hope that every part is effectively.’

Nearly half a day later, cops broke the information to the boy’s household.

‘Our complete household waited virtually 12 hours because the capturing to discover out Rojelio Torres, my 10-year-old nephew, was killed in this tragedy,’ Torres’ aunt, Precious Perez, instructed KSAT. ‘We are devastated and heartbroken. Rojer was a really clever, hard-working and useful particular person. He can be missed and by no means forgotten.’ 

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

Jayce Luevanos

Jayce Luevanos

Jayce Luevanos, 10, died in the capturing alongside together with his ten-year-old cousin, Jailah, the kid’s mom mentioned Wednesday.

In a Facebook submit, uncle Unberto Gonzalez shared images of each youngsters whereas providing a touching tribute.

‘My infants going to miss them like loopy!!!,’ Gonzalez wrote. ‘We luv y’all a lot!!! I’m simply lost proper now!!! Fly excessive my stunning Angels!!’

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10

Jailah Nicole Silguero

Jailah Nicole Silguero

Ten-year-old Jailah Nicole Silguero was additionally killed in the capturing, her mom, Veronica Luevanos, tearfully revealed to Univision Wednesday.

She additionally lost her 10-year-old nephew Jayce to the tragedy.

She mentioned Jailah beloved to dance and movie movies on TikTok.

The baby reportedly additionally requested her mother the morning of the capturing if she might keep residence from college – a request the now mourning mother rebuffed. 

‘I took her to college, however she did not need to go. She instructed her father, ‘Can I keep residence?” Luevanos mentioned, noting that it was not a typical prevalence for her daughter to make such a request. ‘I feel she knew one thing would occur.’

Luevanos’ mother confirmed the loss on Facebook Wednesday.

‘Fly excessive my angels. We’re going to miss yall a lot,’ wrote Veronica Luevanos – whose dad had died only a week earlier.

‘I’m so coronary heart damaged,’ she wrote with a photograph of her daughter and nephew. 

‘My child I really like u a lot … fly excessive child woman.’

Alithia Ramirez, 10

Alithia Ramirez

Alithia Ramirez

 Fourth grader Alithia Ramirez was confirmed useless early Wednesday by her father, Ryan Ramirez, who shared a submit to Facebook exhibiting the 10-year-old with angel’s wings. He had used the identical picture the day prior to this as he pleaded for assist discovering her after the massacre

He had heartbreakingly used the identical picture the day prior to this as he desperately pleaded for assist discovering her after the massacre.

‘Trying to discover my daughter Alithia. I known as all of the hospitals and nothing,’ he wrote on the time.

He additionally reporters throughout his frantic search, ‘I’m making an attempt to discover out the place my child’s at.’ 

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, was one other killed by Ramos Tuesday – alongside along with her cousin, who has but to be recognized.

Annabell’s father spent the afternoon after the capturing in frantic search for his daughter. 

Speaking to KHOU11 Tuesday, he lamented at how he was at a loss as to what do, having little success with the search.

‘They’re not letting us in on the hospital proper now so we do not know the place to go.’

 She has since been declared to be among the many useless.

Miranda Mathis, 11

Miranda Mathis

Miranda Mathis

Miranda Mathis, 11,  was additionally confirmed as one other casualty from the mass capturing early Wednesday, in a Facebook submit by an older cousin who earlier that day had posted a determined plea for assist in finding the kid.

‘My candy child cousin we beloved u dearly,’ Deanna Miller wrote alongside a photograph of the kid with angel wings.

‘I’m so sorry this occur to u child please hold my household in your prayers,’ she grieved.

Miller’s youngsters had additionally been on the college on the time of the capturing, however survived the assault.

One of her sons instructed her that they had been ushered out of a window by staffers in the course of the assault and subsequently ran to a close-by funeral residence after ‘he heard the shooter say he was gonna kill all the youngsters.’

Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Aniyah Rubio, 10

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio – who was higher recognized to associates as ‘Lexi’ – was confirmed useless simply earlier than midnight on Tuesday.

The ten-year-old was shot useless simply hours after posing for a photograph along with her mother and father on the college’s honor roll ceremony.

Kimberly Mata-Rubio, the woman’s mom, wrote of the loss: ‘My stunning, good, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was acknowledged at this time for All-A honor roll. She additionally acquired the nice citizen award. We instructed her we beloved her and would choose her up after college. We had no thought this was goodbye.’ 

Maite Yuleana

Maite Yuleana

Maite Yuleana

Maite Yuleana was one other pupil to die in the assault that had attended the glory roll ceremony simply hours earlier than.

A cousin of the woman’s mom, Ana Rodriguez, introduced the loss Wednesday. 

‘It is with a heavy coronary heart I come on right here on behalf of my cousin Ana who lost her candy child woman in yesterday’s mindless capturing.  

‘We are deeply saddened by the lose [sic] of this candy good little woman…. God bless and should she R.I.P Maite Rodriguez we love you.’

Another relative shared a photograph of Maite along with her honor roll certificates.

Her age couldn’t instantly be confirmed.

Jose Flores Jr, 10

Jose Flores

Jose Flores

Jose Flores, 10, was additionally killed in the capturing after attending the glory roll ceremony, the place he was pictured triumphantly clutching a certificates celebrating the accomplishment.

Uncle Christopher Salazar confirmed to the Washington Post Wednesday that his 10-year-old nephew was among the many useless, after sharing a tribute to the kid on Facebook.

‘I really like you and I miss you,’ Salazar wrote in the submit.  

The boy’s father described Jose to CNN as an incredible boy and massive brother to his two youthful siblings.

‘He was all the time fill of vitality,’ Jose Flores Sr. mentioned. ‘Ready to play until the evening.’

He mentioned the boy beloved enjoying baseball and video video games.

Jackie Cazares

Jackie Cazares

Jackie Cazares, 10

Jackie Cazares, 10, was one other to be killed in the course of the vicious assault on the elementary college.

Her father Jacinto confirmed she lost her life inside her fourth-grade classroom.

‘My child woman has been taken away from my household and I,’ the grieving father mentioned in a web based submit.

‘We’re devastated in methods I hope nobody ever goes by way of. … It hurts us to our souls.’

Cazares mentioned his daughter, who was along with her cousin, Annabell Rodriguez, when she died, was ‘lively and love’.

Layla Salazar, 10

The 10-year-old pupil was the final of the slaying victims to be recognized.

Vincent Salazar instructed the Philadelphia Inquirer his younger daughter was amongst these killed.

He mentioned she was ‘plenty of enjoyable’ and recalled how they sang alongside to ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns ‘n’ Roses every time he drove her to college.   

Layla Salazar

Layla Salazar

Irma Garcia, 46 – fourth grade trainer

Irma Garcia

Irma Garcia

Irma Garcia, who co-taught with Mireles for the final 5 year, had been at Robb Elementary for 23 years. 

Married to Joe for 24 years, she was a mom of 4 – Cristian, finishing Marine boot camp; Jose, attending Texas State college University; Lyliana, a sophomore in highschool; and Alysandra, a seventh grader. 

‘My tia didn’t make it, she sacrificed herself defending the youngsters in her classroom, i encourage of you to hold my household together with all of her household in y’all’s prayers , IRMA GARCIA IS HER NAME and she or he died a HERO,’ tweeted her nephew John. 

‘She was beloved by many and can really be missed.’

She was nominated as trainer of the year for the 2018-19 awards, organized by Trinity University. 

Eva Mireles, 44 – fourth grade trainer

Eva Mireles

Eva Mireles

Eva Mireles, a fourth grade trainer, was recognized by her household as being one of many employees members shot useless. She had labored in training for 17 years. 

Her husband Ruben Ruiz, a veteran detective and SWAT crew member presently serving as a police officer with the varsity district, held common lively shooter drills for the faculties – most lately on the finish of March. 

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