The names of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday (May 24) have been released. This devastating event is now the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. A few names were revealed moments after the tragedy this week, including that of fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles.
Uvalde is about 80 miles west of San Antonio. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, it has a population of just over 15,000 residents, 78% of whom identify as “Hispanic or Latino.” The list of victims is seemingly predominately from our communities.
“We grieve with the people of Uvalde, a predominantly Latin community. School is the last place where kids should have to worry about gun violence, especially when they include members of my community that immigrated to the U.S. in search of a better, safer life,” stated José Alfaro, Everytown Director of Latinx Leadership & Community Engagement.
Today and always, we honor the victims, and in their memory, we’ve listed them below: