Irma Garcia identified as second teacher murdered in Robb Elementary School massacre – 'She died a HERO'



As officials investigate the how and why of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, more victims are being named.
The latest to be named is Irma Garcia, who was killed alongside 19 children and her fellow educator, Eva Mireles. Both women taught in the same classroom and are said to have shielded students in their final moments.
NBC News reported that Garcia’s son, Christian Garcia, confirmed his mother was a victim of the horrific tragedy.

Garcia had been a teacher at Robb Elementary for 23 years and served as a co-teacher with Mireles for the past five years, according to her school profile.

She was a mother of four, with her eldest son in the process of completing Marine boot camp and her youngest daughter set to move on from 7th grade.

In 2019 she was recognized for her excellence in teaching when she was nominated as one of 19 finalists for the 2018-19 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Garcia’s nephews also confirmed the devastating news on social media, calling her a hero.
“IRMA GARCIA IS HER NAME and she died a HERO.”

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with any expenses.

As of publication, 17 of the 19 children murdered in the mass shooting have been identified.




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