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Killed in Uvalde, Texas, teacher Eva Mireles is considered a “hero”


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The loved one of a teacher killed in the Uvalde, Texas school shooting on Tuesday — which left 19 elementary students and two adults dead — remembers the woman as a ” hero” as investigators continue to search for clues about the shooter. possible motive for the attack.

Fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles “put love into everything she did – with her daughter, with her family, with the school – and I will always remember her, honestly, as a ‘a hero for doing what she did,’ Amber Ybara told Fox News on Wednesday.

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Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was identified as the victim of a school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.
(Courtesy of the Mireles family and Lydia Martinez Delgado/Local News X/TMX)

Mireles, 44, described herself as a 17-year-old teacher, married with a grown daughter and three “furry friends,” according to a post on the Robb Elementary School website since the start of the 2021 school year. -2022. She added that she loves running and hiking and that her students “could see me riding a bike!!”

In the introduction to her post, Mireles wrote, “We have a wonderful year ahead of us!”

UVALDE, TEXAS SCHOOTING SCHOOL: TIMELINE OF MASSACRE THAT LEFT AT LEAST 19 CHILDREN, 2 TEACHERS DEAD

Killed in Uvalde, Texas, teacher Eva Mireles is considered a “hero”

Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was identified as the victim of a school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.
(Courtesy of the Mireles family and Lydia Martinez Delgado/Local News X/TMX)

Thursday was supposed to be the last day of classes at Robb Elementary School before summer vacation. But on Tuesday, suspected shooter Salvador Ramos, 18, entered school property armed with a rifle and eventually opened fire.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ramos was involved in a domestic disturbance with his grandmother at his grandparents’ home in Uvalde, where he lived, when he shot the woman in the face and seriously injured her, it was reported. authorities.

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About 30 minutes before the events unfolded, Ramos allegedly wrote in a series of Facebook posts: “I’m going to shoot my grandmother”, “I shot my grandmother”, then: “I’m going to shoot a elementary school.”

He then fled and crashed his vehicle near Robb Elementary School, authorities said.

Ramos entered the school and met a school policeman who confronted him at the front door, officials told Fox News. The two men exchanged gunfire and Ramos allegedly dropped his ammunition bag, which authorities say saved lives. The officer was injured during the exchange.

Ramos then allegedly barricaded himself in a fourth grade classroom, where he opened fire on students and school staff, officials and law enforcement sources said.

He barricaded himself inside the first classroom “that he was able to access,” said Lt. Chris Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He then began targeting students and teachers inside, Olivarez said.

According to police sources, local police attempted to force open the classroom doors and officers were shot and injured. A team from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit was then able to enter the classroom and one of the officers was able to fatally kill the shooter, sources said.

Twenty-two people, including 19 children and the shooter, were killed. At least 17 other people were still injured Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, Ybara said her cousin “had an absolutely infectious laugh. And she really treated everyone with such light and love.”

She added, “You couldn’t keep a straight face around her. She was just a good person.”

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Ybara, who now lives in San Antonio, grew up in the Uvalde area and her family still lives on the streets since the shooting. She said she received a phone call from her mother on Tuesday, telling her she had just gone out to get the mail and saw the FBI in the school area.

“I was talking to her and just trying to make sure she was okay too,” she said. “People in this neighborhood, whether it’s old people or children, just families in general. No response. Hearing all these sirens, I can’t imagine.”

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