September 24, 2022
One of the teachers who died during the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school last week spoke with her husband, a police officer who was outside the building, just moments before she was killed, according to a county official.

One of the teachers who died during the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school last week spoke with her husband, a police officer who was outside the building, just moments before she was killed, according to a county official.

Eva Mireles had called her husband on the phone from inside adjoining fourth-grade classrooms where a gunman entered in a shooting that killed 21 people last month, per the newly shared account. Her husband, Ruben Ruiz, is a school district police officer.

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“She’s in the classroom and he’s outside,” Bill Mitchell, an Uvalde County judge, said Wednesday, according to the New York Times. “It’s terrifying.”

Mireles died during the shooting trying to protect her students and shield them from gunfire, officials said last week.

The revelation provides another glimpse into the timeline of the attack and raises new questions regarding law enforcement’s response to the incident after investigators received reports of officials being told not to engage despite 911 calls and videos of desperate parents begging police to intervene.

The most recent information from officials indicates it took up to an hour before law enforcement, led by Border Patrol agents, took matters into their own hands and killed the shooter in defiance of guidance not to proceed.

Information presented by Texas officials has changed drastically over the past week as investigators continue to try to determine a motive and timeline.

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Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the attack, and several more were wounded. The gunman has been identified as an 18-year-old who officials say legally purchased two AR-style rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Uvalde, a town of roughly 16,000 people, is situated between San Antonio and Del Rio, just dozens of miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

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