We can’t imagine how this family is feeling …
As we are reporting, 19 students and two teachers were tragically killed when an 18-year-old gunman entered earlier this week. Rob Primary School And shot them terribly. Since the horrific shooting, several families and survivors have come forward with their heartbreaking stories about their loved ones who died in the attack – including the family of a fourth-grader. Jose Flores.
According to Daily Beast, The 10-year-old proudly holds an Honors Roll Certificate he received during an academic awards ceremony hours before he was killed in the genocide. In the photo, Jose was wearing a blue T-shirt, which was used to identify his body. But his uncle Christopher Salazar The outlet revealed that the family initially identified him after he was still alive.
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What a waste. Talking to People, Salazar recalled that he heard gunshots from his house down the street and immediately left for school. When he arrived at the scene, he saw police officers waiting outside and preventing his parents from entering the building. Salazar says:
“I saw people screaming and going crazy for their kids.”
Once the father of a little boy, Jose Sr.Got the sound of shooting, Salazar said Daily Beast That he also quit his job to go to school. And like many other families, the two men start looking for their loved one, but they can’t find Jose anywhere. According to the uncle, law enforcement was not helping them at all and repeatedly told them he was on a “bus.” People:
“Police say he was on the bus. He was on the bus. We went to find the bus. We didn’t get a bus. We never saw him. We were praying, praying. I saw a small child, looking exactly like him, wearing a cap. It wasn’t him. And that made me even more sad, because that was the last bus. “
Salazar went to several local hospitals and police stations to look for Jose, but even then, no one knew where he was. Eventually, authorities approached Jose Sr. and asked him to contact another family member before sharing an update that could be with him. When Salazar met his father, officers reported the devastating news to them. Shared with Daily Beast:
“They finally told him, ‘Look, are you okay with what I want to tell you? No, he couldn’t.’ They lied to him. They wanted some family members to comfort him when they told him that his son was already gone. There I had an argument with the police. “I’m telling her she’s alive, she’s fine …”
After alerting the couple to Jose’s death, authorities warned them not to look at their bodies. Salazar says:
“We couldn’t hold him or hug him or do anything. They said it was too ugly. His body is believed to have been dismembered. The only way to identify him was by his clothes and the scars on his left foot. “
We can’t even imagine. And now, like many others, Salazar is outraged at the response and negligence from the police at the scene – especially further accounts of the complete lack of action taken by officers when the shooter was inside the building for one hour and 40 minutes. In addition, out Steven McCrae The Texas Department of Public Safety later confirmed that 19 police officers were waiting in the hallway who did nothing to save the children inside the classroom. Revealed to Salazar People:
“It simply came to our notice then. They had all these officers there and none of these officers went inside. Police here, they were all [too] I’m afraid to go there. “
More than that, he believed that if law enforcement really did something soon, his nephew might still be here:
“He was a loving kid, and he never grew up to be anything. He always wanted to be a cop and he couldn’t.”
Our hearts just broke for this family. We will keep them in our thoughts during this difficult time.
[Image via Christopher Salazar/Facebook, ABC News/YouTube]