Amerie Jo Garza is a 10-year-old kid who was killed in the Texas elementary school massacre.
What happened to Amerie Jo Garza?
Amerie Jo Garza, a fourth-grader at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, beamed for a photo on Tuesday morning as she held up a colorful school certificate recognizing her to the honor list.
With various guns, the 18-year-old gunman entered the school and fatally murdered 19 students and two teachers.
Amerie Jo’s family spent an agonizing day trying to learn more about their missing daughter as word of the shooting and its toll spread.
Angel Garza, Amerie Jo’s distraught stepfather, went to Facebook before 8 p.m. local time, as did others in the vigil:
Garza, who had nurtured Amerie Jo with her mother since she was a newborn, announced Amerie Jo’s death on Facebook soon after 11 p.m. local time.
Arreola, Amerie Jo’s grandmother, claimed Texas Rangers informed the family that she had been mortally shot and that her body had been taken to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Authorities and survivors of the shooting informed her of the following.
Amerie Jo died immediately, according to Arreola. She is survived by a three-year-old brother whom she adored.
“She was just super-outgoing,” said Arreola about her grandchild. Her heart was kind. She was constantly willing to assist others.
She became a teacher’s pet very quickly. Her A-B Honor Roll award had just arrived. She was intelligent and eager to start her own life.”