According to one report, a fourth grader killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School asked her mother to stay home that morning.
Jailah Silgueron wanted to “stay home with mom” but two days before the start of school year her mum told her to go, a relative told The Daily Beast.
“Jailah didn’t want to go to school yesterday,” her grandmother, Linda Gonzales, told the outlet. “That’s what her mom really got upset about last night, ‘If only I’d let her stay home.'”
Jailah’s mother, Veronica Luevanos, is one of dozens of parents in Uvalde, Texas who are mourning the death of their child after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the school and allegedly started stalking “anyone who stood in his way.” to shoot. A total of 21 people were killed.
Among the 19 children killed was the girl’s cousin, Jayce Carmelo Luevanos.
The remainder of the school year was canceled on Tuesday.
Gonzales described Jailah and Jayce as the babies of the family; Jailah loved to dance and Jayce loved to make people laugh.
“They were just so cute,” she told The Daily Beast. “They were sweet children and adorable. What can you say about little innocent children?”
The two cousins had already been coming to terms with family tragedy the week before when a memorial was held for Veronica’s recently deceased father, Gonzales said.
“He was in Mexico, so they couldn’t see him,” Gonzales said. “I said to Veronica last night, ‘Watch your daddy take your baby.'”
Gonzales told the outlet that Veronica frantically traveled back and forth between the school and the city’s civic center, where parents were reunited with their children. Veronica spent hours waiting.
“They didn’t know there were dead kids in the school,” Gonzales reportedly said. “They kept telling them: go [the] Hospital or go to the Civic Center. No one was told there were dead children in there. No one.”
Veronica posted on Facebook that her daughter “didn’t deserve this.”
“Neither your classmates and your cousin Jayce nor those of your two teachers. My heart is so broken baby,” she wrote. “We miss you so much Mama RIP my beautiful angel fly high baby can’t wait to see you again. We Love You Jailah & Jayce fly high dears.”
Zeke Luevanos, an uncle of Jailah and Jayce, drove from Odessa to help his sister and brother, who both submitted DNA samples while looking for their children, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“They’re not doing too well,” he told the outlet, before naming the cousins among the victims. “It’s a good city, a really good city. It’s just a waiting game.”
Gonzales, the grandmother, told The Daily Beast that one of her nephews, an officer with the local sheriff’s department, reacted to the gruesome scene and walked away covered in blood from the carnage.
“He picked up a bunch of kids to put them down somewhere so they could be tucked in,” Gonzales told the outlet. “He will never forget the scene.”
Gonzales couldn’t believe that 18-year-old Ramos could buy such a deadly weapon.
“How can they allow an 18-year-old to buy a gun if they don’t allow him to buy alcohol or liquor?” she told The Daily Beast. “You can’t buy liquor or cigarettes, but you can buy a gun. We don’t know what to think.”
https://nypost.com/2022/05/25/texas-shooting-victim-didnt-want-to-go-to-school-report/ Texas shooting victim didn’t want to go to school: report