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8 examples of people who are incredible in the face of the Texas massacre

Several heroes have emerged from the tragedy of Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers.

Several people entered the scene of the active shooting to evacuate children and take out the gunman, while community members and people across the country rallied to support the victims through blood donations, financial assistance and other services for the victims’ families.

1. Mom saves kids from school after marshals arrest them

Angeli Rose Gomez, whose two children were at school, was handcuffed by federal marshals after asking her to take action during the shooting, she said The Wall Street Journal, but she had persuaded a policeman she knew to untie her. She then snuck away, jumped a school fence, ran to the school, and helped her children escape.

2. Off-duty officer borrows barber’s gun, evacuates children

Jacob Albarado, an off-duty border patrol agent, was getting a haircut when his wife, a teacher at Robb Elementary School, texted him about the shooter The New York Times. He borrowed a shotgun from his barber, who went to school with him.

“There’s an active shooter,” she wrote aloud NYT. “Help…I love you.”

He began evacuating children, including his daughter, class by class NYT reported. Two officers accompanied him, guns drawn, providing cover.

3. Young girl pretending to be dead survives massacre

An 11-year-old who was in the classroom with the shooter survived by covering herself in her classmate’s blood during the attack and pretending to be dead, according to KPRC. The girl was not shot, but was taken to the hospital with shrapnel injuries in her back.

4. Nation raises money for family who lost both parents

Others provided financial assistance to victims of the shooting from across the country. A GoFundMe has raised nearly $2.5 million for the family of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers killed in Monday’s attack, and her husband Joe, who died of a heart attack on Thursday.

The couple had four children, two of whom are under the age of 18, it said The Detroit Free Press.

5. Community overwhelms blood donation clinic

Members of the community quickly lined up donate Blood following the attack as reports poured in of the number of casualties wounded and hospitalized. Donors filled in all appointments throughout the week through Tuesday night, and that night there was a two-hour wait at the South Texas Blood & Tissue offices, the organization said.

6. Man identifies dead bodies and protects parents from a gruesome sight

Uvalde Justice of the Peace Eulalio Diaz worked late Tuesday night identifying the bodies of the victims so their families could get answers, according to the El Paso Times. In some cases, he took DNA swabs from family members to save them from having to identify their deceased loved ones.

A picture circulated online of Constable David Valdez hugging Diaz after he was given the gruesome task of identifying the children’s bodies.

7. Anonymous donors cover children’s funeral expenses

An anonymous donor is paying all funeral expenses for children killed in the massacre, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday.

8. The Mayor of Uvalde closes the heckling Beto O’Rourke

When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke thwarted Wednesday’s news conference about the mass shootings with comments accusing Republicans of failing to address gun violence, the mayor of Uvalde quickly shut him down.

“Sir, you’re out of line. Please leave this auditorium,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told O’Rourke. “I can’t believe you are a sick son of a ***** coming to a deal like this to make a political issue.”

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