The death toll from Tuesday’s shooting at a Texas elementary school has risen to 18 students and one teacher – all killed by an 18-year-old gunman who was then shot dead by police.
Eve Mireles, a fourth grade teacher, was identified by her family as being the staff member shot dead. She had worked in education for 17 years.
Her husband Ruben Ruiz, a veteran detective and SWAT team member currently serving as a police officer with the school district, held regular active shooter drills for the schools – most recently at the end of March.
Governor Greg Abbott named Salvador Roma, a student at Uvalde High School, as the gunman who opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
The name was later clarified to Salvador Ramos, who was born in North Dakota but lived in Uvalde.
His student victims were aged between seven and 11, CNN’s Ed Lavandera reported.
On Tuesday night the father of 10-year-old Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez said that she was still missing. FULL News DAILY MAIL