Husband of Teacher Murdered in Texas School Shooting Dies of Heart Attack

Joe Garcia, the husband of teacher Irma Garcia, who was killed on Tuesday in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, has died of an apparent heart attack. 

According to the family of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting, her husband of 24 years, Joe Garcia, has now died. 

Garcia’s nephew, John Martinez, posted on Twitter, “EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief, I truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy.”

Local news reporter, Ernie Zuniga, posted on Twitter that Garcia suffered a fatal heart attack. He noted that the two had four children together. Zuniga noted that “Joe and Irma were high school sweethearts.”

The news further impacts the already grieving community and the Garcia family. 

Irma had reportedly died trying to protect the children in her classroom. The shooting in Uvalde left 19 students and two teachers dead after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire inside the school on Tuesday. 

GoFundMe has been set up to help the family.


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