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These Are The 10 People Killed In The Santa Fe High School Shooting
One was an exchange student from Pakistan. One had a birthday party planned for the weekend.
They were teachers and students, sons and daughters. One was an exchange student from Pakistan. One had turned 17 days ago and had a birthday party planned for the weekend.
These were the 10 people killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday, the deadliest mass shooting since the massacre in Parkland, Florida just three months ago.
This is what we know about the lives lost in the attack:
Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of 16-year-old Shana Fisher, told The Los Angeles Times her daughter rejected aggressive advances from shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis for months. Fisher finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in a class, she said.
"A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like," Rodriguez wrote to the Times in a Facebook message. "Shana being the first one."
Fisher loved art and anime, according to KHOU in Houston.
Fisher's aunt posted on Facebook that she turned 16 only days ago.
“She should be worrying about getting her drivers license, making plans for summer break, maybe start thinking junior year and making plans for college and what she wants be when she grows up,” she posted. “She should be at home rolling her eyes from fighting with her little sister. She should be worrying about young love, and getting her heart broken. She should be doing all of the things that teenagers go through.”
Vaughan was killed while attending art class. According to her Facebook page, she liked “Rogue One” and the “Harry Potter” movies. She enjoyed watching shows "Ghost Adventures," "Destination America," and the network Public Broadcasting Service (PBS.) Below is a photo of her (left) and her mother at one of the vigils to honor the victims of the shooting.
Sabika was an 18-year-old exchange student from Pakistan.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Washington confirmed her death. Her body will be returned to her parents back home, according to the embassy. On her Instagram bio she stated that she was a Sagittarius who loved food.
US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale tweeted a statement on her death.
"This morning, I called the family of Sabika Sheikh and offered my deepest condolences. As an exchange student, Sabika was a youth ambassador, a bridge between our people and cultures. All of us at the US Mission in Pakistan are devastated by and mourn her loss. We will honor her memory."
Garcia, 15, is being praised a hero. His family’s pastor told KHOU11 in Houston that there are reports he died trying to hold the door shut in the art room area.
“He was trying to protect some other kids that were in there, some of them lost their life also,” the pastor Keenan Smith said. “The perpetrator shot through the door and killed him and killed a couple of the other students while yet a couple of them did escape out a back corridor somehow because he held the door long enough that gave them some time.”
He told KHOU11 that Garcia was always respectful, compassionate and generous and that he loved the outdoors. He had aspirations to join the military.
Stone, 17, was on the football team for Santa Fe High School. With a knack for adventure, he was able to hike in Colorado, zip-line in Alabama and parasail in Mexico, according to The New York Times. His dad, Christopher Stone, told the Times, “Being a brother was his best job. He was always there if someone needed someone to listen or some cheering up.”
His sister has shared a video of him playing a game with loved ones three years ago.
Friends took to Twitter to honor him.
Tisdale was a 63-year-old substitute teacher who leaves behind a husband, three children and 11 grandchildren. Her role in the family was pivotal. Tisdale was a caretaker. She took care of her husband, who was sick and she took one of her daugthers, who recently suffered an accident, to physical therapy, according to KHOU11.
Her son Recie Tisdale Sr. said his mom "worked at the school not out of necessity but for the love of teaching and helping others. To know my mom was to know a person who lived to help those in need. We all loved our mother very much."
She was a member of Anchor Bible Baptist Church in Pharr, Texas where her husband William Recie Tisdale was a reverend. Below is a photo from Tisdale's Facebook of the couple ringing in 2018.
She's being described as kind and smart by her family. Her sister wrote a post about her on Facebook.
Below is a photograph of her from Snapchat.
Perkins was a substitute teacher who was so well loved at the school she was sometimes called “Grandma Perkins,” CBSDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth reported. She was even awarded Substitute Teacher of the Year award for the 2016-2017 school year.
A Facebook post by a friend stated, “Ms. Ann, has passed away as a result of today’s tragic events. She was an amazing mom and an adored substitute who was loved by all.”
Black turned 17 on Wednesday, two days before the shooting. He was supposed to be celebrating his birthday on Saturday with a pool party at his family's home, according to The Associated Press. Instead, his family had to make funeral arrangements. Black (below, left) loved art including anime, video games and wrestling, The Houston Chronicle reported.
Aaron Kyle McLeod
McLeod was a 15-year-old freshman who preferred to be called Kyle, and he had a great sense of humor, his friend Kali Reeves told The Associated Press. She said that if he survived the shooting, he likely would have made a joke about being shot.
"He was never one to be a sad or down person, he always had to joke or laugh about things," she said. "He was just outgoing and super sweet. He definitely didn't deserve this."
Other friends took to social media to express their heartbreak over his loss.
Reuters has contributed to this story.
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