Amerie Jo Garza, 10
Amerie Jo Garza (right)
Fourth grader Amerie Jo Garza was killed in an attack by Ramos on Tuesday morning. Ramos was reportedly carrying both a gun and an AR-15, according to cops.
Her grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, said the 10-year-old was killed as she tried to phone 911 while sitting next to her best friend, who ended up ‘covered in her blood.’
Arreola said Ramos told the students and staffers inside the room, ‘You’re going to die,’ before opening fire – shooting her granddaughter dead as she tried to phone for help.
‘So the gunman went in and he told the children, ‘You’re going to die,’ Berlinda told The Daily Beast.
‘And [Amerie]She had her cell phone, so she dialed 911. Instead of taking her phone and breaking or taking it away, he took her gun. It was her best friend sitting next to her. She was covering her best friend in blood.
Uziyah Garcia, 8
Uziyah Garcia was eight years old and the youngest victim. She was also hit in the attack.
After announcing that he had been among many unaccounted children following the tragedy, the child’s parents announced his death hours later.
The boy’s grandfather, Manny Renfro, broke the news early Wednesday after being notified by authorities.
‘[He was]Renfro described Renfro as the “sweetest little boy I have ever known.” Renfro said, “It’s not because he was my grandkid.
Renfro recalls how Uziyah first visited him in San Angelo during spring break.
“We began throwing footballs together, and I started teaching him how to pass.
The grieving grandfather said, “Such a quick little boy, he could catch the ball so well,”
“There were some plays I called that he would recall and that he would perform exactly as we had practiced.”
Makenna Elrod, 10
Makenna Elrod (10) was among the victims of the mass shooting. Brandon Elrod had told reporters at that time that his daughter was worried about her health.
On Wednesday, a close family friend confirmed the death of his daughter. The girl’s father, KTRK reported that he was saddened by the state of this world after the shooting.
Makenna’s friend’s mother posted a Facebook post in which she was saddened by her loss.
Sweet Makenna Rest in Paradise! As my little girl Chloe so loved me, it breaks my heart! Mom wrote. On Wednesday, a relative confirmed the fact that the little girl was among those who were killed.
Xavier Lopez, 10
Xavier Lopez (10 years old) was first victim of Ramos.
Felicha Martinez was the child’s mom. She told The Washington Post Tuesday The mother had just arrived at school hours prior to the attack and was there to witness her son’s participation. A ceremony honoring the members of the Honor Roll
She captured a photograph of her son, showing his certificate.
The mother told her son that she was proud of him.
‘He was funny, never serious and his smile… that smile I will never forget,’ she recalled after learning of his death from police. It would cheer up anyone.
Lisa Garza of Arlington (54), said that Xavier liked swimming and looked forward to this summer.
She said that he was a happy 10-year-old boy who was enjoying his life and didn’t know this would be his last day.
He was very bright and loved to dance with his brother, his mom. It has taken its toll on us all.
Lopez’s grandmother Amelia Sandoval said that it was hard for Lopez to go to school believing they would make it home.
Eliahana Torres, 10
Eliahana Cruz Torres
Eliahana Cruz Torres (10 years old) had been gone for several hours before she was finally found to be dead.
Adolfo Cruz was her great-grandfather. She said that she did not want to go to school on the day of shooting, but her family told her she must.
He stated that he had stayed outside of the school’s gates until the morning, when he heard about her fate from the authorities.
He said, “I hope she’s alive,” at that time.
Torres enjoyed playing baseball in his youth and participated in local Little Leagues.
Ellie Lugo, 10
Ellie Lugo was identified as a victim by her parents. Jennifer Lugo and Steven Garcia confirmed her death shortly after her missing status was updated.
‘It’s hard to issue out a statement on anything right now my mind is going at 1000 miles per hour… but I do wanna send our thoughts and prayers to those who also didn’t make it home tonight!!! Steven Lugo stated Wednesday that Ellie was an adorable doll who was one of the most happy children he had ever seen.
Please remember that Mom and Dad are there for you.
Nevaeh Brav, 10
Nevaeh Bravo was confirmed to be among the dead late Tuesday, after her cousin posted on social media following the shooting to ask for helping the girl.
She broke the news via Twitter at 9:59 pm.
She wrote, “Unfortunately my lovely Nevaeh died today in the tragedy,”
Sje declared that the schoolchild was flying high and requested people keep their family in prayer
“Our Nevaeh was found. The angels are above her. We are very proud to call you Princess Navaeh.
She wrote, “Thanks for your support and assistance.” My sweetheart, rest in peace. This is not what you deserve.
Bravo’s age cannot be immediately confirmed.
Tess Marie Matta
Tess Marie Matta
Faith Mata posted on Wednesday that Tess Marie Mata was among the victims of the attack.
“I have nothing to say except for sadness, confusion, anger,” she said.
“I feel sad and disappointed that we never got to tag on with mom and dad to tell them how much our hearts are, but I am also confused and angered at how such a thing could have happened to my lovely, caring and beautiful sister.
Pictures shared with the blog showed Tess doing various activities, including snuggling up with her cat, performing gymnastics and flashing peace signs.
“Sissy, I’m so sorry, but I’m still missing you. I’d like to hug you and tell how beautiful you are. I’d love to see you play softball. I’d also like to have one more family vacation. I’d love to hear you laugh and to tell you how much my heart loves you.
Unfortunately, her age cannot be immediately confirmed.
Rojelio Torres, 10
Rojelio Torres (10 years old) was reported as missing at first by his father. However, his family confirmed his death on Wednesday.
Twitter user claiming to be the cousin of the boy wrote: “It breaks mine to say that my rojelio has now joined the angels. I will forever love and miss you, my angel.”
Federico Torres told Houston reporters his father, Federico Torres. Federico was working when the news broke about the shooting. Federico raced right to the school.
He said, “They sent us there to the hospital, the civic centre, the hospital and back again. Nothing, not in San Antonio.” “They do not tell us what they are doing, just a picture, and we can hope it’s all well.”
A little over half an hour later, the cops announced the good news to the family.
Precious Perez (Torres’ aunt) said that her entire family had waited for 12 hours to learn about Rojelio Torres. This was my nephew aged 10. “We are heartbroken and devastated.” Rojer was intelligent, dedicated and helpful. Rojer will be greatly missed and not forgotten.
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10
Jayce Luevanos (10) and Jailah (10), both died at the scene. His mother, Joanne, said Wednesday.
Uncle Unberto Gonzalez posted photos and a touching tribute to his two children in a Facebook posting.
“My babies are going to be so sad!!,’ Gonzalez wrote. “We love you all so much!” Right now, I am just confused! You beautiful Angels!
Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10
Jailah Nicole Silguero
Jailah Nicole Silguero, ten-year-old, was also shot dead in the incident. Her mother, Veronica Luevanos cried to Univision Wednesday.
Jayce, her 10-year old nephew, was also killed in the tragic accident.
Jailah, she said, loved to dance on TikTok and make videos.
According to some reports, she also asked her mother on the morning of shooting whether she would be able to remain home with her child. Her mom was now deeply grieving and refused.
She said, “I sent her to school. But she did not want to go.” He asked her to stay home. Luevanos responded, noting that such an unusual request was rare for her daughter. “I believe she was aware that something would occur.”
Luevanos’ mother confirmed her loss via Facebook on Wednesday.
“Fly high, my angels. We are going to miss you all so much,” wrote Veronica Luevanos, whose father had just died a week before.
She wrote, “I’m so broken,” along with a picture of her nephew and daughter.
‘My baby I love u so much … fly high baby girl.’
Alithia Ramirez 10
Fourth grader Alithia Ramirez was confirmed dead early Wednesday by her father, Ryan Ramirez, who shared a post to Facebook showing the 10-year-old with angel’s wings. As a plea for his help, he had posted the exact same picture the day before.
The same photograph had been used by him the day before as he tried desperately to find her.
“Trying to find Alithia my daughter. He wrote that he had called every hospital and received no response.
During his mad search, he also reported: “I’m trying find my baby’s whereabouts.”
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez (10).
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez (10 years old) was also killed Tuesday by Ramos – together with her cousin who is yet to be identified.
Annabell’s father was frantic in his search for his child the day after shooting.
Talking to KHOU11 Tuesday, the man lamented that he wasn’t sure what to do and had no luck in his search.
“They aren’t allowing us to enter the hospital right away so that we can’t figure out where to go.”
She has since been declared to be among the dead.
Miranda Mathis, 11
Miranda Mathis, 11, was also confirmed as another casualty from the mass shooting early Wednesday, in a Facebook post by an older cousin who earlier that day had posted a desperate plea for help in locating the child.
Deanna Miller added, “My sweet cousin, we loved you dearly,” to a photograph of her child wearing angel wings.
She said that she was so sorry for the loss of her baby.
Miller’s children were also present at school during the shooting but they survived.
According to one of her sons, he said that he and his brother were taken out of their home by security staff during the attack. They then fled to a funeral home nearby after hearing the gunman say that he wanted all of them dead.
Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Aniyah Rubio, 10
Alexandria Aniyah Rubio
Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was known by friends as Lexi, but was actually confirmed to have died just before midnight Tuesday.
The 10-year-old victim was gunned down After posing with her parents for photos at the school honor roll ceremony, they were back together just hours later.
Kimberly Mata-Rubio wrote about the daughter’s loss, “My beautiful and smart Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was today recognized for All-A Honor Roll. The good citizen award was also presented to her. She was told that we love her and that we would take her to school. This was our last goodbye.
Maite Juleana was another victim of the attack. She had been at the honors roll ceremony hours prior.
Ana Rodriguez, Ana’s cousin, reported the news Wednesday.
“It is with a heavy soul that I stand here in support of Ana, who has lost her precious baby girl to yesterday’s senseless firing.
“We are profoundly saddened at the loss.” [sic] of this sweet smart little girl…. God Bless and May she R.I.P Maite Rodriguez, we love you.
Maite was pictured with her honor-roll certificate by a relative.
Unfortunately, her age cannot be immediately confirmed.
Jose Flores Jr, 10
Jose Flores (10 years old) was also shot dead in the incident. He had been at the honor roll ceremony where he was proudly holding a certificate.
After sharing an online tribute, Uncle Christopher Salazar shared with the Washington Post that his nephew of 10 years was among those who died.
Salazar said in the blog post, “I love you” and “I miss you.”
CNN quoted Jose’s father as saying that Jose is an incredible boy, big brother and great friend to his siblings.
Jose Flores Sr. said that “he was always full of energy.” Ready to play all night.
He claimed that the boy was a big fan of video games and playing baseball.
Jackie Cazares, 10
Jackie Cazares (10) was the other victim of the brutal attack on the elementary school.
Her father Jacinto confirmed she lost her life inside her fourth-grade classroom.
In an online posting, the father of the deceased said that “My little girl was taken from me and my family,”
“We are devastated in ways that I wish no one has to experience. … It is a terrible thing that hurts our souls.
Cazares stated that his daughter Annabell Rodriguez was with him when she died.
Layla Salazar, 10
Last of the victims was identified as the 10-year-old student.
Vincent Salazar said to Philadelphia Inquirer, that his little girl was killed.
He claimed she was “a lot fun” and remembered how she would sing along to Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns & Roses when he drove her to school.
Irma Garcia, 46-fourth grade teacher
Mireles and Irma Garcia co-taught for five years. Mireles had taught at Robb Elementary 23 years ago.
Married to Joe for 24 years, she was a mother of four – Cristian, completing Marine boot camp; Jose, attending Texas State university University; Lyliana, a sophomore in high school; and Alysandra, a 7th grader.
John, her nephew, tweeted that “My tia didn’t make it. She sacrificed herself to protect the children in her class, so i beg you to keep me and my family, including her entire family, in y’all’s prayers. IRMA GARCIA IS HER NAME and she died a HERO.”
“She was loved and will be greatly missed.”
Trinity University presented the Teacher of Year Award for 2018-19.
Eva Mireles (44 – Fourth Grade Teacher)
Eva Mireles was a fourth-grade teacher and one of those killed by the shooting staff. Her family identified her as Eva Mireles. The 17-year-old had been in the education field for seventeen years.
Ruben Ruiz (Rubin’s husband), a SWAT member, veteran detective, and currently serves as a Police Officer with the School District, conducted regular active-shooter drills in schools, the most recent at the end March.