10-Year-Old Tried To Call 911 During Texas Shooting Before Being Killed

A fourth grade student tried to call 911 during the mass shooting in Texas this week that killed 19 children and two adults.
Ten-year-old Amerie Jo Garza, who attended Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, tried to call 911 on her cellphone before the 18-year-old gunman killed her.
Amerie's grandmother, 49-year-old Berlinda Arreola, told The Daily Beast that the 10-year-old had her cellphone when the shooter entered the classroom. Arreola, who also spoke to People, called her granddaughter a "hero."
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“My [grandaughter] was shot for trying to call 911. She died a hero trying to get help for her and her classmates," Arreola told The Daily Beast.
Arreola also said the shooter told the students, "You're going to die."
"And [Amerie] had her phone and she called 911," the grandmother explained. "And instead of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it away from her, he shot her... She was sitting right next to her best friend. Her best friend was covered in her blood.”
The Robb Elementary School massacre was the second deadliest shooting in US history.
US Marshals told Amerie's father Angel Garza of his daughter's death, according to KABC-TV.
"Thank you everyone for the prayers and for helping me find my baby," Garza told KABC-TV. "She was found. My little love is now flying high with the angels. Please don't take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them. i love you amerie jo Take care of your little brother for me.”
Amerie just celebrated her birthday on May 10, Garza told the news channel.
A Facebook page identified as Garza's page recently posted a link to a GoFundMe campaign to help with his daughter's funeral expenses.
"For anyone asking, I'm sorry we've tried to stay away from all media at a time like this," Garza said. "I love you guys so much you put my baby's name out. She was my heroine.”
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According to People, Amerie had a loving bond with her 3-year-old brother, Zayne, kissing him every morning before leaving for school.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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