“My mother-in-law told her, her grandma that she would pick her up after school, told her that we love her and that we would see her and pick her up later,” said Kimberly Rubio, Lexi’s mother.
Rubio usually brought her children home after an end-of-year awards ceremony at Robb Elementary School, but this time Lexi stayed at school.
Within an hour, the school would become a crime scene and Kimberly Rubio will never see her daughter’s smile again.
“If I could go back, we would tell a different story. She would sit here and say, ‘Thank god she came home,'” Kimberly Rubio said.
Felix Rubio, Lexi’s father, is a Uvalde County Sheriff’s Deputy who was off-duty at the time of the shooting.
He immediately went to school and made his way to the hallway in front of his daughter’s classroom, where the gunman had already opened fire.
“When I saw them open the door and open fire, my heart sank,” Felix Rubio said.
When police took out the shooter, Lexi and 18 of her classmates were killed along with two teachers.
The Rubio’s are not blaming law enforcement for what happened, but they are calling on Texas lawmakers to ban the military rifle used in the shooting.
“There is no reason for the average person to have these types of guns. For what reason? what do you need them for For example, is my child worth it? These kids?” said Kimberly Rubio.
“Someone else’s children?” added Felix Rubio.
“It just keeps happening. I’d like to say, ‘That’s it,’ but nobody else seems to think like that,” said Kimberly Rubio.
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