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Two teachers killed in Texas elementary school shooting: had used their bodies to block bullets, both were mothers


Local time May 24, the United States Texas Uvalde, an elementary school shooting incident, the shooting has caused at least 21 people dead. South reporter learned that the local time on May 25, the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that the case died 19 children and two adults have all been identified.
Two teachers were killed.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said that all victims have been identified and police have notified the families of the victims. The Uvalde School District has been providing counseling and support to students since the morning of 25 local time.

Texas State Police said the two teachers who died in the shooting were Eva Mireles and Alma Garcia. Eva Mireles had been teaching for 17 years, and her daughter had just graduated from college. Irma Garcia had been teaching for 23 years and was the mother of four children. Police said law enforcement officers at the scene had seen two teachers trying to physically protect students from the gunman’s gun.

Mireles’ daughter wrote a tribute to her mother in a social media post after the crime. She wrote, “Mom, there are no words to describe how I feel. I don’t want to tell myself it’s true, I want to hear your voice. You selflessly jumped in front of students to try to save their lives, and I’m glad people know your name and your beautiful face and that people know what a hero looks like.”

A parent of a student that Mireles had taught also took to social media to express his remembrance of the teacher. The parent described Mireles as “beautiful and dedicated. “My daughter, Gaby, has ‘Down syndrome,’ but Ms. Mireles always saw potential in her as a third grader. My daughter is 23 years old, but we are in regular contact with Ms. Mireles at Christmas and she still cares for Gaby as if she were her student.” The parent said.

As previously reported by Nandu, after the Texas elementary school shooting, U.S. President Joe Biden, Vice President Harris, former President Barack Obama and other U.S. politicians have issued statements condemning gun violence and expressing condolences to the victims of the shooting. Harris said “enough is enough” of gun violence, “we have been heartbroken, we must have the courage to act.”

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