UVALDE, TX - MAY 24: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed before the gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
Eva Mireles is the 4th-grade teacher who was killed tragically in the Uvalde, Texas school shooting on May 24th, and is being remembered as a hero in a touching tribute from her daughter, who says her mom used her body to shield students from bullets.
“I have no words to describe how I feel right now, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life. I never thought that I would be here writing this type of post for you,” Adalynn wrote of 44-year-old Eva Mireles. She called her a mom “a hero” who tried to save her students’ lives by shielding them from the teen gunman who killed 19 kids in her classroom. “I want to hug you one last time and I want to feel the calluses on your hands because you were not only a teacher during the day, but the most hardworking cross fitter in the afternoon,” she continued, adding, “I want everything back.” “You are so known by many now and I’m so happy that people know your name and that beautiful face of yours and they know what a hero looks like. I don’t know how to do this life without you, but I will take care of dad,” Adalynn vowed. She ended the heartbreaking post by thanking her mom for “being such an inspiration.”
Eva's daughter, Adalynn, says her mom "selflessly jumped in front of her students to save their lives" and adds ... "I'm so happy that people know your name and that beautiful face of yours and they know what a hero looks like."