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Texas school shooting: ‘Adventurous’ teacher, ‘sweetest little boy’ among 21 dead – National


Victims of a mass shooting at a elementary school in Texas includes a “loving 10-year-old boy” and an “adventurous” teacher, a caring mother and wife.

Officials in Uvalde on Wednesday informed all families who lost loved ones in Tuesday’s murder that 19 children and two teachers were killed, CNN reported.

These numbers are subject to change as authorities provide updates, but what is known so far is that the victims were in fourth grade at Robb Elementary School.

Details of the victims are beginning to emerge. Here’s what we know so far.

This March 2022 photo provided by Manny Renfro shows his grandson, Uziyah Garcia, while on spring break in San Angelo, Texas. The eight-year-old was among those killed in Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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Uziyah Garcia is “the sweetest boy” Manny Renfro has ever known.

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“I’m not just saying that because he’s my nephew,” Renfro told The Associated Press of the eight-year-old boy who was among those killed.

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Renfro last saw Uziyah in San Angelo, Texas during spring break.

“We started pitching together and I’m teaching him the passing patterns – such a fast boy and he can catch the ball very well,” he said.

“There’s some plays that I’m going to call that he’s going to remember and he’s going to do it exactly like we did the rehearsal.”

Amerie Jo Garza, 10, was among those killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Amerie’s father, Angel, shared this photo on Facebook after learning his daughter had died in the shooting.

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Amerie Jo Garza, 10, was identified by her father, Angel, as one of the victims in a Facebook post that has now gone viral.

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“Thank you everyone for your prayers and help trying to find my baby. She was found. My little love is now flying high with the angels in the sky. Please don’t underestimate a second. Embrace your family. Tell them you love them. I love you Amerie jo. Watch out for your little brother for me,” he said.

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It was an update to a post he had posted a few hours earlier, asking for help finding his daughter.

“I don’t ask for much or even barely post on here but please. It’s already 7 o’clock and I still haven’t received any news about my love,” he said.

“Please fb help me find my daughter.”

Eva Mireles was a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, who was killed in a mass shooting Tuesday.

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Eva Mireles is a 4th grade teacher at Robb Elementary School organization’s website.

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The 44-year-old mother and wife are an educator for 17 years who love running and hiking.

“She took the risk. I will definitely say those wonderful things about her,” said a 34-year-old relative, Amber Ybarra, of San Antonio.

“She will definitely miss it.”

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Mireles was a co-teacher with Irma Garcia for five years, the school’s website adds.

Irma Garcia was a teacher at Robb Elementary School who was killed in a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.

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Irma Garcia is a mother of four and has been married to her husband for 24 years, Robb Elementary said on website.

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Her son, Christian, confirmed her death, NBC report.


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Garcia is teaching her 23rd year, all at Robb Elementary.

She enjoys barbecuing with her husband, listening to music, and taking country trips to Concan, Texas.

Xavier Javier Lopez is a “10-year-old boy who loves life, just enjoys life,” his cousin Lisa Garza told The Associated Press.

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Garza said Xavier eagerly awaits a summer of swimming.

“He was very bubbly, loved to dance with his brothers, his mother,” she said.

“This has just taken a toll on all of us.”


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On social networks posted pictures of smiling children with their families begging for information.

Classes at Robb Elementary School have passed the year and each school day has a theme. Third is Footloose and Fancy. Students must wear a nice outfit with fun or chic shoes.

More information about the victims is expected to emerge as the investigation opens.

– with files from the Associated Press

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