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26th May 2022

Parents of Texas shooting victim share heartbreaking post about last time together

Melissa Carton

“We had no idea this was goodbye.”

The world is still reeling from the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which took the lives of 19 students and two teachers.

Most of the victims were between the ages of five and eleven years of age.

In the wake of the shooting, Kimberly Mata-Rubio, mother of victim Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, shared a heartbreaking post about the last time she saw her daughter alive.

“My beautiful, smart, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was recognized today for All-A honor roll.

She also received the good citizen award.

We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school.

We had no idea this was goodbye.”

The father of fellow honor roll student Amerie Jo Garza said that she tried to call for help on a phone he bought her for her tenth birthday only two weeks ago.

Angel Garza went on to say that he turned up to the school as a medic and did not know his daughter had been killed.

He found out while looking after one of the survivors who was hysterical and screaming that her friend Amerie had been killed.

As well as an outpouring of grief there has been an outpour of anger on social media that in 2022 children in the United States are still not safe in their classrooms.

Many comparisons have been drawn between this shooting and the horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012.

This December the 14th will mark the tenth anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.