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Photo shows moment sheriff learns daughter died in Texas school shooting

Heartbreaking images show a Texas sheriff’s deputy clutching his sobbing wife after finding out his daughter was among the 19 children murdered in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio, 10, was killed just hours after happily posing for a photo following an honor roll ceremony.

Her father, Uvalde sheriff’s deputy Felix Rubio, told Nation World News he was one of many authorities who responded to the scene of the bloodbath, which also claimed the lives of two beloved teachers.

A woman reacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting.
Felix Rubio (left) and Kimberly Mata-Rubio (right) learn that their daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio was killed in the mass shooting.
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Felix Rubio (right) and his family.  His daughter Lexi (center) was one of the kids killed during a mass shooting in Texas.
Alexandria Aniyah Rubio poses with her parents hours before she was shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Facebook / Kimberly Mata-Rubio

He and his wife Kimberly Mata-Rubio were then photographed after discovering the excruciating news.

“My beautiful, smart, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was recognized today for All-A honor roll. She also received the good citizen award,” the devastated mother wrote on Facebook.

“We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school. We had no idea this was goodbye,” she added.

A sheriff checks his phone as he sits on the sidewalk with two women outside Robb Elementary School as state troopers monitor the area in Uvalde, Texas.
Felix Rubio and Kimberly Mata-Rubio sit on a curb outside of Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022.
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Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio, 10, was killed just hours after happily posing for a photo following an honor roll ceremony.
Alexandria Aniyah Rubio’s mother wrote on Facebook, “We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school.”
Facebook / Kimberly Mata-Rubio
People sit on the curb outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Felix Rubio (right) said that he hopes his daughter, Alexandria is not just “a number.”
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In a text message to Nation World News, Felix and Kimberly said: “She was kind, sweet, and appreciated life. She was going to be an all-star in softball and had a bright future whether it’s sports or academic. Please let the world know we miss our baby.”

Felix told Nation World News in a tearful interview that “all I can hope is that she’s just not a number. This is enough. No one else needs to go through this.

“We never needed to go through this, but we are,” he added while surrounded by his wife and relatives.

Two family members of one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School comfort each other during a prayer vigil.
Two family members of one of the victims killed in Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School comfort each other during a prayer vigil.
Associated Press Photo/Jae C. Hong

When asked what issues he would like to see addressed after the latest mass shooting in the US, Felix said: “Violence, guns. I’m a cop, I’m a deputy here in Uvalde County. This is enough.”

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