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Uvalde school shooting: Amerie Jo Garza, girl killed trying to call 911 on gunman, awarded Bronze Cross, highest Girl Scouts honor

UVALDE, Texas – Amerie Jo Garza, one of 19 students killed in fire at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, has received one of the highest honors in Girls Scouting for her heroic deeds in trying to save her classmates.

Ameri was shot and killed on May 24 when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the fourth-grade class and shot at them. Amerie’s classmates told her family she was trying to call 911 on her new phone when she was shot during the attack.

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“She wanted a phone for so long and we finally got it. She was just trying to call the authorities and I guess she shot her,” Amerie’s father Angel Garza told CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a post-shooting interview.

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On Tuesday, the Southwest Texas Scouts announced that the U.S. Scouts “awarded posthumously” to Ameri one of the highest honors in Scouting – the Bronze Cross. The Bronze Cross is awarded for rescuing or attempting to save (a) life at the risk of the Scout Girl’s own life, according to a statement.

“Our hearts are broken for her family and friends, along with all those who lost loved ones during this tragedy. Dozens of girls, volunteers and our staff have now lost friends or family members and we are in pain with them.

Amerie was a smart and outgoing fourth grader who loved Play-Doh, playing with friends at break – and being a scout girl. She was proud of the marks she won. She completed the scouting ceremony of her scouts last week and on Tuesday at school she received an award for creating the honorary role of A and B.

“Girl Scouts are committed to providing a high level of support to these families in the coming weeks and months,” said the South West Texas Girl Scouts. posted on its website.

In the next two and a half weeks of trauma, people in southwest Texas will say goodbye to their children and teachers, one heartbreaking visit, one funeral and one burial after another. On Tuesday, Amerie and Maite Rodriguez were the first two to be remembered.

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