"Hug your children every day." This is the message from the father of the sole survivor of the carnage perpetrated by an 18-year-old at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which cost the lives of 19 schoolchildren and two teachers.
Her name is Guadalupe Lieja and her eight-year-old son was lucky enough to save his life in the shooting at Robb Elementary School, where Salvador Ramos had barricaded himself, who committed one of the deadliest attacks on record at a school in USA At the moment it is unknown how he managed to escape from the shots. The criminal, in the end, was killed by the Police.
“I know most of the families and last Monday I saw one of the deceased: my son plays baseball, so they did it against each other; he had just seen him play ... »said Lieja, dismayed, regarding the other deceased minor
Still in a state of shock, Lieja explained that it was difficult to make sense of such an act of violence. "I don't know what to say. Just, as we always say, hug your children every day, every morning when they go to school or after school. You know, do it every day, whenever, whenever you have the opportunity, "he said, visibly moved in statements to NBC.
The Uvalde shooting is the second deadliest after the one that occurred at another elementary school, Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.