During the Texas mass shooting that killed 19 kids and two adults this week, a fourth-grade kid tried to phone 911.
Amerie Jo Garza, 10, attended Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and attempted to contact 911 on her smartphone before being shot by the 18-year-old shooter.
Berlinda Arreola, Amerie’s grandmother, explained that the 10-year-old was holding her cellphone when the shooter walked into the room. Arreola, who talked described her granddaughter as a “hero.”
Arreola expressed her granddaughter was murdered for attempting to dial 911; she died a hero wanting to assiher and her classmates.
According to Arreola, the gunman allegedly informed the children, “You’re going to die.”
The grandma added that Amerie had her phone, so she phoned 911. And rather than snatching it, destroying it, or getting it away from her, he killed her. She was seated next to her best buddy. Her blood was all over her dearest pal.
The Robb Elementary School massacre was the second-deadliest school shooting in US history. US Marshals informed Amerie’s dad, Angel Garza, of his child’s death.
Garza expressed ‘Thank you everyone for your prayers and assistance in finding my kid. She’s been discovered. My little sweetheart is now flying high above with the angels. Please don’t take even a single second for granted. Hug your loved ones. Tell them how much you adore them. Amerie jo, I love you. Keep an eye on your little brother for me.’
Garza informed the television channel that Amerie had recently celebrated her birthday on May 10. Garza’s Facebook page lately shared a link to a GoFundMe effort to aid with his little girl’s burial expenses.
“For everybody who has asked, I apologize for attempting to avoid all media at this time,” Garza added. “I appreciate you putting my baby’s name out there. She was my hero.”
Amerie had a close relationship with her 3-year-old brother Zayne and kissed him every morning before leaving for school.