Yuvarde, 10 years old, was shot when she called 911, grandmother says


Courtesy Berlinda Irene Arreola

Courtesy Berlinda Irene Arreola

On Tuesday morning, Texas fourth-year student Amerie Jo Garza, 10, took a photo with a colorful school certificate. Rob Elementary in Yuvalde, Texas..

It was the last photo of her alive, taken around 10am. Her grandmother, Berlin Dileen Aleola, told The Daily Beast in an emotional interview. At school I often dialed —911 and was fatally injured.

“My granddaughter was shot and killed for trying to call 911. She lost her hero for the help of her and her classmates,” Arreola wrote to The Daily Beast in a text message. I am writing.

The 18-year-old shooter stepped into school with some weapons and shot deadly 19 children and 2 teachers.As the words of the shooting and its victims spread, Amerie Joe’s family Spent a hard day struggling to find something About their missing daughter. Before 8 pm local time, Amerie Joe’s distraught stepfather, Angel Garza, accessed Facebook like everyone else on the same alert.

“I rarely or even request to post here, but please. It’s been 7 hours and I haven’t heard anything about my love yet.

Please help me find my daughter. “

Garza, who had been raising Amerie Joe with her mother since she was a baby, returned to Facebook shortly after 11 pm local time with the news that Amerie Joe was one of the victims.

“Don’t take it for granted,” he wrote. “Hug your family. Tell them you love them. I love Amerie Joe. Watch over your brother for me.”

Her grandmother, Aleola, said the Texas Rangers had informed her family that Amerie Joe had been fatally injured and that her body was in the Bexar County Medical Inspector’s office for an autopsy. She said the shooting authorities and survivors said:

“So the shooter came in and said to the children,’You will die.’ And she had her own phone and called 911, and grabbed it. Instead of breaking or taking it out of her, he shot her. She was sitting right next to her best friend. Her best friend was smeared with her blood. “

Arreola said Amerie Jo was said to have died soon. She leaves her beloved 3-year-old brother. Areola describes her granddaughter as follows: She had a generous heart. She was always there to help someone. She was very quick to become her teacher’s pet. She had just won an award at AB Honor Roll today. She was very smart and was looking forward to making her own life. “

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