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Uvalde teachers sacrificed themselves by standing in front of children – Pupil


Two teachers killed in a rampage by a gunman at a South Texas elementary school scarred themselves while standing in front of students, a fourth-grade student who survived has said.

Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma Garcia, 46, “went ahead of my classmates to help. To save them,” the boy said, recalling harrowing details of what he saw inside the classroom where, according to authorities, the shooter had barricaded himself. himself in.

At least 19 children were killed Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

The shooter came in, “crouched down a bit and he said, he said, ‘It’s time to die,'” the student told KENS5.

When the boy heard gunshots, he had told a friend to find a hiding place. “I was hiding hard. And I was telling my friend not to talk because he’s going to hear us,” he said.

The boy and four other people hid under a table covered with a tablecloth, which may have hidden them from view of the shooter, the station reported.

Irma Garcia (left) and Eva Mireles (right) were killed trying to protect children in a school shooting in Texas on Tuesday, a student said. At least 19 pupils were also killed at Robb Primary School in Uvalde.
Robb Elementary School

The survivor also said the shooter shot a girl who screamed for help.

“When the cops came, the cop said, ‘Scream if you need help!’ And one of the people in my class said “help,” he said.

“The guy overheard and he came in and shot him. The cop broke into that classroom. The guy shot the cop. And the cops started shooting.”

When the shooting stopped, the boy climbed out from under the table.

The massacre lasted more than 40 minutes and ended when the shooter, whom authorities identified as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old high school dropout, was killed by a Border Patrol team.

Tributes were paid to teachers killed in the shooting.

Garcia, a mother of four, had been like a “second mom” to her students and her family knew she would have done anything to save them, said her nephew, John Martinez. The New York Times.

Mireles was described as a “heroine” by her daughter in a tribute posted on social media. “You are so well known to so many now and I’m so glad people know your name and your beautiful face and what a hero looks like,” she wrote.

It has since emerged that frustrated parents and onlookers urged police to charge into the school instead of waiting for the tactical team.

Javier Cazares, whose daughter Jacklyn Cazares was killed in the attack, told The Associated Press he rushed to school when he heard about the shooting and arrived to discover that the police were still gathered in front of the building.

He mentioned the idea of ​​charging into the school with several other passers-by. “Let’s go fast because the cops aren’t doing anything like they’re supposed to,” he said, according to the AP. “More could have been done.”

Uvalde teachers sacrificed themselves by standing in front of children – Pupil
Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022.
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