One’s first emotional awakening 21 victims of the Texas school massacre held on Monday.
Little Amerie Jo Garza – who was calling 911 for help when she was shot by a disorderly Armed Salvador Ramos, 18 years old – He was remembered the day after waking up at Hillcrest Memorial in Ovaldi.
The fourth grader turned 10 just two weeks before she was murdered last week Slaughtered at Robb Primary School in Uvald. She is scheduled to be buried Tuesday.
Her stepfather, medical technician Angel Garza, was looking after another victim when he learned that the girl he had been raising was among the dead. His mother told People magazine.
“He was helping the kids,” Berlinda Areola said of her son.
She said he was told the tragic news of his stepdaughter when another student, covered in blood, told him that Amiri’s blood was on her.
The awakening and funerals of the victims will continue during the week.
In all, 19 fourth-graders and two adult teachers were killed in the massacre, one of the largest mass shootings in US history and the deadliest elementary school shooting since the massacre of 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.