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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 one in all 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 within 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 finest buddy, who ended up ‘lined in her blood.’

Arreola mentioned Ramos advised the scholars and staffers contained in the room, ‘You are 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 advised the kids, ‘You are going to die,’ Berlinda advised The Day by day Beast.

‘And [Amerie] had her telephone and he or she known as 911. And as an alternative of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it from her, he shot her. She was sitting proper subsequent to her finest buddy. Her finest buddy was lined in her blood.’ 

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia, 8

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

The kid’s household introduced he was killed hours after asserting he was among the many many youngsters 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 identified,’ Renfro mentioned. ‘I am 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 educating him cross patterns.

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

‘There have been sure performs that I’d name that he would bear 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 within the chaos that adopted the bloodbath, along with her father, Brandon Elrod telling reporters on the time he feared ‘she is probably not alive.’

Her demise was ultimately confirmed by a household buddy on Wednesday. ‘It is fairly unhappy what this world’s coming to,’ the lady’s father advised native outlet KTRK after the capturing.

A mom of one in all Makenna’s mates lamented the loss in a put up to Fb. 

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

Xavier Lopez, 10

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez, 10, was the primary scholar sufferer to be recognized as one in all Ramos’ victims.

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

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

Within the final alternate she had with the kid, the mother heartbreakingly advised the boy that she was happy with him and that she liked him, giving him a hug goodbye – not realizing it could 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 demise from police. ‘It will at all times cheer anybody up.’

The boy’s cousin, Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, mentioned Xavier loved swimming and had been wanting 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, liked to bounce along with his brothers, his mother. This has simply taken a toll on all of us.’

Amelia Sandoval, Lopez’s grandmother, mentioned: ‘It is simply so laborious… you ship your children to high school pondering they’re going to make it again house however they are not.’

Eliahana Torres, 10

Eliahana Cruz Torres

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 wish to attend college the day of the capturing – however was advised by her household that she needed 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 a neighborhood little league. 

Ellie Lugo, 10

Ellie Lugo

Ellie Lugo

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

‘It is laborious to challenge 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 house tonight!!! Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest ever,’ Steven Lugo mentioned Wednesday.

‘Mother 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 lady. 

Round 9 pm, she broke the information on Twitter.

‘Sadly my lovely 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 folks’s prayers  

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

‘Thanks for the help and assist,’ she wrote. ‘Relaxation in peace my candy lady, you did not deserve this.’

Bravo’s age couldn’t instantly be confirmed.  

Tess Marie Mata

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Tess Marie Mata

Tess Marie Mata was additionally amongst these to perish within the assault, her sister, Religion Mata, revealed in a put up to Fb Wednesday.

‘I truthfully haven’t any phrases simply disappointment, confusion, and anger,’ she wrote.

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

Images shared with the put up confirmed Tess smiling in a child photograph, snuggling with a cat, doing gymnastics, flashing a peace signal, and posing in entrance of a big coronary heart mural.

‘Sissy I miss you a lot, I simply wish to maintain you and inform you how fairly you might be, I wish to take you outdoors and follow softball, I wish to go on one final household trip, I wish to hear your contagious snicker, and I would like you to listen to me inform you how a lot I 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 am going to without end miss you and love you my angel.’

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

‘They despatched us to the hospital, to the civic heart, 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 the whole lot is properly.’

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

‘Our complete household waited virtually 12 hours for the reason that capturing to seek out out Rojelio Torres, my 10-year-old nephew, was killed on this tragedy,’ Torres’ aunt, Treasured Perez, advised KSAT. ‘We’re devastated and heartbroken. Rojer was a really clever, hard-working and useful particular person. He shall be missed and by no means forgotten.’ 

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

Jayce Luevanos

Jayce Luevanos

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

In a Fb put up, uncle Unberto Gonzalez shared photographs of each children whereas providing a touching tribute.

‘My infants going to overlook them like loopy!!!,’ Gonzalez wrote. ‘We luv y’all a lot!!! I am simply misplaced proper now!!! Fly excessive my lovely Angels!!’

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10

Jailah Nicole Silguero

Jailah Nicole Silguero

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

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

She mentioned Jailah liked to bounce and movie movies on TikTok.

The kid reportedly additionally requested her mother the morning of the capturing if she may keep house from college – a request the now mourning mother rebuffed. 

‘I took her to high school, however she did not wish to go. She advised her father, ‘Can I keep house?” Luevanos mentioned, noting that it was not a typical incidence for her daughter to make such a request. ‘I feel she knew one thing would occur.’

Luevanos’ mother confirmed the loss on Fb Wednesday.

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

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

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

Alithia Ramirez, 10

Alithia Ramirez

Alithia Ramirez

 Fourth grader Alithia Ramirez was confirmed useless early Wednesday by her father, Ryan Ramirez, who shared a put up to Fb displaying the 10-year-old with angel’s wings. He had used the identical photograph yesterday as he pleaded for assist discovering her after the bloodbath

He had heartbreakingly used the identical photograph yesterday as he desperately pleaded for assist discovering her after the bloodbath.

‘Looking for 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 am looking for 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 seek for his daughter. 

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

‘They don’t seem to be 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 Fb put up by an older cousin who earlier that day had posted a determined plea for assist in finding the kid.

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

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

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

One in every of her sons advised 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 house after ‘he heard the shooter say he was gonna kill all the children.’

Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Aniyah Rubio, 10

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio – who was higher identified to mates 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 dad and mom on the college’s honor roll ceremony.

Kimberly Mata-Rubio, the lady’s mom, wrote of the loss: ‘My lovely, good, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was acknowledged at this time for All-A honor roll. She additionally obtained the nice citizen award. We advised her we liked 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 scholar to die within the assault that had attended the glory roll ceremony simply hours earlier than.

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

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

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

One other 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 within 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 Submit Wednesday that his 10-year-old nephew was among the many useless, after sharing a tribute to the kid on Fb.

‘I like you and I miss you,’ Salazar wrote within the put up.  

The boy’s father described Jose to CNN as a tremendous boy and large brother to his two youthful siblings.

‘He was at all times fill of vitality,’ Jose Flores Sr. mentioned. ‘Able to play until the evening.’

He mentioned the boy liked 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 misplaced her life inside her fourth-grade classroom.

‘My child lady has been taken away from my household and I,’ the grieving father mentioned in a web-based put up.

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

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

Layla Salazar, 10

The ten-year-old scholar was the final of the slaying victims to be recognized.

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

He mentioned she was ‘lots of enjoyable’ and recalled how they sang alongside to ‘Candy Little one O’ Mine’ by Weapons ‘n’ Roses at any time when he drove her to high school.   

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 yr, had been at Robb Elementary for 23 years. 

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

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

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

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

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 workers members shot useless. She had labored in training for 17 years. 

Her husband Ruben Ruiz, a veteran detective and SWAT group member presently serving as a police officer with the varsity district, held common energetic shooter drills for the faculties – most not too long ago on the finish of March. 

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