Haunting photographs present college students pretending to be useless throughout a latest active-shooter drill on the Texas mass assassin’s highschool – performed by the cop husband of one of many slain lecturers.
Ruben Ruiz, a Uvalde college district cop and husband of slain Robb Elementary School fourth-grade instructor Eva Mireles, held the chillingly prophetic drill on March 22 at Uvalde High School, the place gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, was a pupil.
“Our overall goal is to train every Uvalde area law enforcement officer so that we can prepare as best as possible for any situation that may arise,” the police agency said on its Facebook page.
The 16-year veteran posted photographs on Facebook exhibiting him and fellow officers posing as energetic shooters. He is also seen addressing college students about learn how to react to such emergencies.
Several college students are seen mendacity nonetheless within the halls as they performed useless in the course of the drill.
One photograph additionally exhibits a pretend attacker confronting one of many officers, who factors an orange handgun at him.
Ruiz’s spouse, Mireles, 44, taught fourth-graders at Robb Elementary School, her cousin Cristina Arizmendi Mireles mentioned on Facebook.
“My beautiful cousin! Such a devastating day for us all! My heart is shattered into a million pieces,” she wrote.
A neighbor of Mireles instructed The Post the instructor “was just a sweetheart.”
“It’s a tragedy that this happened to a person like this,” the neighbor, who didn’t wish to be recognized, mentioned.
“She was the sweetest individual, and he or she would take her cute canines out on walks and he or she would say, ‘Hi.’
“Her husband is a police officer, and they are just very nice people. We are in shock something like this would happen. This is a quiet community.”
At least 19 youngsters and two lecturers had been killed in Tuesday’s slaughter, the worst college capturing in US historical past for the reason that 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 youngsters and 6 adults useless.
Another 15 youngsters and 4 adults had been wounded within the Robb Elementary capturing, hospital officers mentioned.