Students at Georgia Elementary School mourn the death of a teacher whose body was found in Mexico, which had been missing since last month.
According to 11AliveOfficials announced on Tuesday that Alexandra Morales was found dead in Mexico. She was last seen in Zapopan, Mexico on October 30, but the circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear.
USA TODAY was unable to ask the staff of the Mexican Embassy for comment.
Morales, 24, was a first-year teacher at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The principal sent an email to the students and their parents / guardians informing them of her death. Reported by CBS46..
“My heart sank,” school parent Maria Palacios told the outlet. “She was very natural and the kids loved her. They had a lot of fun.”
Palacios said it was difficult to explain to her six-year-old that her teacher had died.
“My daughter was already crying before I spoke,” she said. “I had to answer that Morales didn’t come back, explaining what it meant to not come back.”
Morales has been employed by the school since 2019 and was on a personal vacation before traveling to Mexico. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.. She was supposed to go home last week.
GoFundMe was founded to help Morales families raise more than $ 20,000 in two days.
USA TODAY was unable to ask the organizers of the GoFundMe campaign for comment.
“Alexa Morales has had a beautiful impact on this world. We will remember her forever,” the organizer wrote.
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