An off the clock US Customs and Border Patrol specialist bravely raced into Robb Elementary School with his stylist’s shotgun and protected many youngsters and his girl after his better half messaged him that there was a functioning shooter.
Jacob Albarado had recently plunked down for a hair style when he got the stunning message from his better half, Trisha, a 4th grade educator at the Uvalde, Texas primary school, he told The New York Times.
“There’s a functioning shooter,”
“Help,” she sent prior to sending a chilling: “I love you.”
He quickly jumped out of his seat, snatched the hair stylist’s shotgun and hurried off towards the school.
His girl, a subsequent grader, was locked within a restroom while his better half concealed under work areas with her understudies, the Times revealed.
In one more wing of the school, 18-year-old frenzied shooter Salvador Ramos had started shooting and at last killed 19 kids and two educators.
A strategic group was planning to enter the school where the executioner was found when Albarado showed up at the scene. Frantic to get his girl and spouse out, he made an arrangement with different officials to attempt to enter the school and empty however many understudies as would be prudent.
He said he entered the wing of the school where he knew his daughter was located, and as he searched for her began
“clearing all the classes in her wing,”
he told The Times.
Two officers provided cover with guns drawn while two others guided dozens of “hysterical” children and teachers out to the sidewalk, he said.
When Albarado finally saw his 8-year-old daughter, Jayda, they embraced but he kept moving forward to bring more students to safety.
“I did what I was trained to do,”
Albarado told the paper.
In a Facebook post just after midnight Wednesday morning, Albarado said that one of his daughters’ teammates and friends was among the 19 students who were killed.
“I’m so angry, saddened and grateful all at once. Only time will heal their pain and hopefully changes will be made at all schools in the U.S. and teachers will be trained & allowed to carry in order to protect themselves and students,”