On Tuesday, May 24, Salvador Ramos approached Robb Elementary School and barricaded himself in a classroom, opening fire on the children and teachers inside
A 10-year-old girl killed in a Texas school shooting this week asked her mother to stay home on the morning of the massacre.
Jailah Silguero asked her mother to let her stay home on Tuesday – the day she and 18 other children and two teachers were killed in Salvador Ramos’ disgusting shooting.
But with only two days left in the school year, her mother insisted she go inside.
Now the heartbroken mother says that if she had said yes, maybe her young girl would still be with her.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Jailah’s grandmother, Linda Gonzales, said, “Jailah didn’t want to go to school yesterday.”
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She added that’s what really upset Jailah’s mom, Veronica Luevanos, making her think, “If only I’d let her stay home.”
The family’s heartbreak didn’t end there, however.
When the gunman opened fire on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, he also killed Jailah’s little cousin, Jayce Carmelo Luevanos.
And her tragic death came just a week after the family mourned the loss of Veronica’s own father, meaning she lost her daughter and father in the space of a gruesome week.
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Gonzales said, “They were just so sweet. They were sweet children and adorable. What can you say about little innocent children?”
“I’m lost for words. We think it’s a small community, it can’t happen here, but oh my god it happens everywhere.”
Veronica and her partner Zeke Luevanos were among the parents and relatives who rushed to the Uvalde Civic Center to try to locate their missing children.
Mother’s phone died while waiting hours for news from her child. They traveled back and forth to the school from the Civic Center in Uvalde, where they were told to meet up with the children.
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Meanwhile, Grandmother Gonzales said one of her nephews works for the local sheriff’s department and responded to the horrifying scene.
He had to go home because his clothes were soaked in blood.
She described how he would “never forget” the aftermath of the horror shooting and how he picked up and moved the children’s bodies so they could be covered up.
Like many others, Gonzales fumed at the ease with which an 18-year-old bought a gun and launched a sickening attack on an elementary school.
But while so many Americans are mourning, their leaders seem once again caught in a stalemate, unable or unwilling to do anything about the country’s gun problem.
On Facebook, Veronica mourned the early loss of her beloved daughter.
“Why why my baby,” she wrote. “Fly high baby Grandma and Grandpa are with their arms wide open for the baby. We will miss you so much, my Wera Chula, my little sidekick.”
The horrific shooting began after Ramos shot and killed his own grandmother, who he was living with, and then drove to school.
He crashed the truck but approached on foot and fired at local police who tried to stop him.
Once inside, he barricaded himself in Irma Garcia’s fourth grade classroom before seemingly shooting at them all at random.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/girl-10-killed-texas-school-27068492 The 10-year-old girl who was killed in a Texas school shooting pleaded this morning to "stay home with mom".