Husband of teacher killed in Texas school shooting dies of medical emergency, relative says

Irma and Joe Garcia.GoFundMe

  • The husband of a teacher killed in the Uvalde shooting on Tuesday died two days later, relatives said.

  • On a GoFundMe page, relatives of Irma Garcia confirmed that her husband, Joe, died of a “medical emergency.”

  • Garcia was one of two adults killed in the massacre that left 19 children and one other adult dead.

The husband of a teacher killed in a mass shooting Tuesday at a Texas elementary school died two days later of a “medical emergency”, a relative said.

On a GoFundMe page for murdered teacher Irma Garcia, her cousin wrote Thursday that she was “equally devastated to report that Irma’s husband Joe tragically passed away this morning (5/26/2022) at following a medical emergency”.

“I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life for over 30 years was too much to bear,” Garcia’s cousin wrote.

Garcia’s nephew wrote about Twitter Thursday that Joe Garcia “died of grief.”

The couple leaves behind four children, relatives said.

Irma Garcia was a fourth grade teacher who was one of two adults killed on Tuesday after an 18-year-old gunman stormed Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children.

“Irma was a wonderful wife, mother of 4, cousin, sister, daughter, aunt and person. She would literally do anything for anyone…no questions asked,” wrote wrote Garcia’s relatives in the newspaper. GoFundMe. “She loved the kids in her class and died trying to protect them.”

On Facebook, Irma’s sister mourned her as a “HERO”.

“My beautiful sister. I want to wake up from this nightmare,” wrote Marissa Lozano. “I love you…I miss you…I’m broken…”

Tuesday’s massacre is the worst at an elementary school since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

Passers-by outside the school reportedly urged police to storm the building and confront the shooter, with some even suggesting the parents rush to the school themselves.

Videos uploaded to social media show Texas law enforcement holding back desperate parents as they plead with officers to enter the school, though it’s unclear if the video was taken during or after the shooting.

Law enforcement officials said the shooter was in a classroom at the school for more than an hour, but did not fully explain how the shooter entered the building or how police got there. reacted.

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