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More than a DOZEN of the 36 trapped in Uvalde school were alive and waiting rescue for an HOUR

Amerie Jo Garza, 10

Amerie Jo Garza (right)

Amerie Jo Garza (proper)

Amerie Jo Garza, a fourth grader at Robb Elementary, was one of 19 college students confirmed to be killed Tuesday morning by Ramos, who cops say was carrying a handgun and an AR-15 throughout 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 finest buddy, who ended up ‘lined in her blood.’

Arreola mentioned Ramos instructed the college students and staffers inside the room, ‘You’re going to die,’ earlier than opening hearth – taking pictures 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 referred to 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 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 in the assault.

The kid’s household introduced he was killed hours after saying he was amongst the 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’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 cross patterns.

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

‘There were sure performs that I’d 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 amongst the lacking in the chaos that adopted the bloodbath, along with her father, Brandon Elrod telling reporters at the time he feared ‘she might not be alive.’

Her loss of life was finally confirmed by a household buddy on Wednesday. ‘It’s fairly unhappy what this world’s coming to,’ the lady’s father instructed native outlet KTRK after the taking pictures.

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

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

Xavier Lopez, 10

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez

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

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

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

In the final change she had with the youngster, the mother heartbreakingly instructed the boy that she was proud of him and that she cherished him, giving him a hug goodbye – not figuring out it might be the final time she would see him alive.

‘He was humorous, by no means severe and his smile… that smile I’ll always remember,’ she recalled after studying of his loss of life 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 simply a loving 10-year-old little boy, simply having fun with life, not figuring out that this tragedy was going to occur in the present day,’ she mentioned. 

‘He was very bubbly, cherished to bop along 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 arduous… you ship your children to school pondering they’ll make it again house however they don’t seem to be.’

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 amongst the useless.

Adolfo Cruz, her great-grandfather, mentioned she did not need to attend school the day of the taking pictures – however was instructed by her household that she needed to attend.

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

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

Torres was an avid baseball participant and performed the sport in a native 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 loss of life a number of hours after she was listed amongst the lacking. 

‘It’s arduous to concern out a assertion 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.

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

Nevaeh Bravo, 10

Nevaeh Bravo

Nevaeh Bravo

Nevaeh Bravo was confirmed to be amongst the useless late Tuesday, after her cousin posted on social media following the taking pictures to ask for serving to the lady. 

Around 9 pm, she broke the information on Twitter.

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

Sje mentioned the schoolchild was ‘flying excessive’ and requested for the household to be stored in individuals’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 lady, you did not deserve this.’

Bravo’s age couldn’t instantly be confirmed.  

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 are going to by no means get to tag workforce on mother and dad 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 lovely sister, and I’m offended as a result of a coward took you from us.’

Photos shared with the submit confirmed Tess smiling in a child photograph, 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 let you know how fairly you might be, I need to take you exterior and follow softball, I need to go on one final household trip, I need to hear your contagious chortle, and I would like you to listen to me let you know 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 endlessly miss you and love you my angel.’

The kid’s father , Federico Torres, instructed Houston reporters that he was at work when he discovered about the taking pictures and instantly raced to the school.

‘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 little thing is nicely.’

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

‘Our whole household waited nearly 12 hours since the taking pictures to search out 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 very clever, hard-working and useful individual. He will likely be missed and by no means forgotten.’ 

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

Jayce Luevanos

Jayce Luevanos

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

In a Facebook submit, 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’m simply lost 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 in the taking pictures, her mom, Veronica Luevanos, tearfully revealed to Univision Wednesday.

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

She mentioned Jailah cherished to bop and movie movies on TikTok.

The youngster reportedly additionally requested her mother the morning of the taking pictures if she may keep house from school – a request the now mourning mother rebuffed. 

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

Luevanos’ mother confirmed the loss on Facebook Wednesday.

‘Fly excessive my angels. We’re going to overlook yall a lot,’ wrote Veronica Luevanos – whose dad had died simply 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 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 submit to Facebook displaying the 10-year-old with angel’s wings. He had used the identical photograph the earlier day as he pleaded for assist discovering her after the bloodbath

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

‘Trying to search out my daughter Alithia. I referred to as all the hospitals and nothing,’ he wrote at the time.

He additionally reporters throughout his frantic search, ‘I’m 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 taking pictures 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 at the hospital proper now so we do not know the place to go.’

 She has since been declared to be amongst the useless.

Miranda Mathis, 11

Miranda Mathis

Miranda Mathis

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

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

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

Miller’s children had additionally been at the school at the time of the taking pictures, however survived the assault.

One of her sons instructed her that they were ushered out of a window by staffers throughout 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 mother and father at the school’s honor roll ceremony.

Kimberly Mata-Rubio, the lady’s mom, wrote of the loss: ‘My lovely, sensible, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was acknowledged in the present day for All-A honor roll. She additionally obtained the good citizen award. We instructed her we cherished her and would decide her up after school. 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 honor roll ceremony simply hours earlier than.

A cousin of the lady’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 lady in yesterday’s mindless taking pictures.  

‘We are deeply saddened by the lose [sic] of this candy sensible little lady…. God bless and might 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 taking pictures after attending the honor 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 amongst the useless, after sharing a tribute to the youngster 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 superb boy and huge brother to his two youthful siblings.

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

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

Jackie Cazares

Jackie Cazares

Jackie Cazares, 10

Jackie Cazares, 10, was one other to be killed throughout the vicious assault at the elementary school.

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

‘My child lady has been taken away from my household and I,’ the grieving father mentioned in an on-line submit.

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

Cazares mentioned his daughter, who was along with her cousin, Annabell Rodriguez, when she died, was ‘full of life 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 ‘a lot of enjoyable’ and recalled how they sang alongside to ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns ‘n’ Roses each time he drove her to school.   

Layla Salazar

Layla Salazar

Irma Garcia, 46 – fourth grade instructor

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 excessive school; 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 she died a HERO,’ tweeted her nephew John. 

‘She was cherished by many and will really be missed.’

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

Eva Mireles, 44 – fourth grade instructor

Eva Mireles

Eva Mireles

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

Her husband Ruben Ruiz, a veteran detective and SWAT workforce member presently serving as a police officer with the school district, held common energetic shooter drills for the colleges – most lately at the finish of March. 

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