It’s been less than a week since the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead and many others injured. Now we’re learning more about the victims that were tragically killed on May 18 at their school in Santa Fe, Texas.
Those people were Jared Black, 17, Shana Fisher, 16, Aaron Kyle McLeod, 15, teacher Glenda Anne Perkins, 64, Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 17, Christopher Stone, 17, teacher Cynthia Tisdale, 63, Kimberly Vaughan, 14, Christian Riley Garcia, 15, and Angelique Ramirez, 15.
Ten people, eight students and two teachers, were killed in Santa Fe High School on May 18.
These Are The Victims Of The #SantaFeHighSchoolShooting. Let us remember them:
Christian "Riley" Garcia
Jared Conard Black
Kyle McLeod pic.twitter.com/8ceg889DP4
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) May 19, 2018
The victims range in age from 64 to 14. Survivors of the shooting recall how those victims died, many of them trying to save others.
“This extraordinary woman pushed a student out of the way to protect them and took the deadly bullet that ended her life,” Lydia Swartz tweeted. “Please don’t forget her name. Do not ever forget what she did. Do not let her legacy die. Glenda Ann Perkins was a selfless, heroic savior. #RememberAnnPerkins.”
One of those heroes that also tried to save the life of another was just 15.
Christian Riley Garcia, age 15.
I remember & honor you AMERICAN HERO CHRISTIAN RILEY GARCIA who was shot through the door he was holding shut which allowed his fellow students to escape the shooter at Santa Fe High School. At only 15 years old, Garcia died so others can live#SantaFeHigh#TuesdayThoughts#HERO pic.twitter.com/4TRH3b8tQP
— Tara M Bannister (@TaraMBannister) May 22, 2018
Abel San Miguel said in an interview with Univision that Christian tried to block the door so the shooter could not enter. But when Christian opened it, that’s when the shooter killed him.
“He had the biggest heart and the biggest chunk of ours feels to have left with him,” Sarah Saunders, his aunt, said to an NBC affiliate.
According to news reports, Christian had always sought to help others and wanted to enlist in the military when he turned 18.
Family and friends gathered for a vigil this weekend to remember him. A Gofundme account has been launched in his name.
Angelique Ramirez, age 15.
— Rekha Muddaraj (@RekhaKHOU) May 19, 2018
Angelique was a youth ministry at Dayspring Church, CNN reports.
Sylvia Pritchett, Angelique’s aunt wrote on Facebook: “I just don’t know how much strength we all have left. Everyone grieving in their own ways, getting by minute by minute. All I know is you will forever be our rainbow baby girl! Every rainbow will represent you, just the same way you lived life and affected everyone who was blessed to be a part of your souls journey. You touched each and everyone one of us in so many ways, ways you didn’t even know. Rest easy my angel, forever the rainbow in our lives, a reflection of what love truly is!!”
Family and friends are also seeking financial help via GoFundme.
Jared Black, age 17.
Jared Black, 17, was in art, his favorite class, when he was shot and killed at Santa Fe High School. His half brother wrote that he “loved to play Minecraft on Xbox, play Pokémon Go on his cellphone, and loved art.”
— Everytown (@Everytown) May 20, 2018
“Our hearts are so sad for them. I was there when they heard the news,” family friend Elizabeth McGinnis wrote on the GoFundMe page. “Such a rough day for all. Bobby, Jared’s Dad, sat in misery for 13 hours not knowing if he was one of the victims. Then he got the devastating news after 6 p.m.”
Shana Fisher, age 16.
— Shawn Spencer, SBS (@AlmostShawn) May 21, 2018
Fisher’s mother. Sadie Rodriguez, told the LA Times that her daughter had turned down the shooters multiple advances for a relationship and she believes that was a trigger for his attack.
“He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.,” Rodriguez told the LA Times. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like. Shana being the first one.”
Aaron Kyle McLeod, age 15.
HE HAS A NAME: Aaron Kyle McLeod, a student at Santa Fe High School, was shot and killed in his art class on Friday, May 18. pic.twitter.com/DomOwBF9NU
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) May 19, 2018
“He was never one to be a sad or down person. He always had to joke or laugh about things,” McLeod’s 15-year-old friend Kali Reeves told ABC 13. “He was just outgoing and super sweet. He definitely didn’t deserve this.”
Glenda Ann Perkins, age 64.
Glenda Ann Perkins was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School who was beloved and well-known in the community. A student described her as “an absolute angel.”
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) May 20, 2018
“We know Ann would want the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School, to whom she lovingly dedicated so much of her time, to remember to keep their hearts open, to discuss their feelings with family members, friends, and counselors in order to successfully conquer this tragedy,” her family members said in a statement, according to The New York Times.
Sabika Sheikh, age 17.
17-year-old Sabika Sheikh was an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting. pic.twitter.com/pJbVsTbYae
— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 22, 2018
“What are you doing with your society,” her uncle Colonel Haider Ali told the media while urging the U.S. to make their schools safer. “We sent her to be educated, not to come back like this.”
Christopher Stone, age 17.
One of the victims in Santa Fe, 17 year- old Christopher Stone, was shot and killed in his first period art class. @CBSmireya spoke to his older sisters about Chris's final moments. https://t.co/69W7gWc8Zb pic.twitter.com/puIRhIVqRf
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 21, 2018
“He was so gentle, anyone that knew him were touched by him,” his older sister Angelica told CBS News. “And I just don’t think he deserved anything that happened to him, but we know he is still with us. And he will always be in our hearts.”
Cynthia Tisdale, age 63.
Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School was killed Friday in the shooting at the school, according to her family https://t.co/aS6I1qhwdC #SantaFeStrong #SantaFe #SantaFeHighSchool #TexasShooting #hounews #KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/0JmHe9q0Lg
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 19, 2018
“There was never a question whether she enjoyed the job or not,” her husband told The New York Times. “She adored it.”
Kimberly Vaughan, age 16.
Kimberly Vaughan was a student at Santa Fe High School and a longtime Girl Scout. It took her mother hours to find out she had been killed & she eventually wrote on Facebook “we need to protect our kids.”
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) May 20, 2018
“I was sitting there at the table last night with friends and family and I said, ‘I can sit here and I can be sad about it, and I can cry, which doesn’t do any good. Or I can talk to people about how awesome (Kimberly) was and I can start calling my politicians, and you know, we can work on making some changes so it doesn’t have to happen again,'” Vaughan’s mom, Rhonda Hart, told KTUU.