Jacob Albarado had just sat down to get a haircut when he got some bad news from his wife, Tereza, a fourth-grade teacher at Uvald Elementary School in Texas, who told The New York Times, “There’s an active shooter,” she wrote. “Help,” Trisha wrote, adding with “I love you.”
After leaving work, US Customs and Border Protection agents heroically invaded Rob Elementary School with shotguns, rescuing scores of boys and daughters after getting a text from his wife.
Jacob quickly got out of his seat, grabbed the barber’s shotgun and ran to the school. His second-grade kid locked herself in the bathroom while his wife hid under desks with students, The Times reported.
At the school, mad gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. Albarado arranges a rescue with other officers. A tactical squad was prepared to enter the school when Albarado arrived.
Can’t wait to get his kid and wife out, he and other officials planned a strategy to try to get into the school and evacuate as many students as possible. He said he entered the side of the school where he knew his daughter was and, as he was seeking for him, he told The Times that he began “pulling everyone out of his class”.
Two police officers with pistols drawn offered cover, as two others herded scores of “hysterical” youngsters and teachers onto the pavement. When Albarado finally saw his 8-year-old daughter, Jada, they hugged, but he continued to keep more pupils safe. “I did what I was instructed to do,” Albalado told the publication.
In a Facebook post shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, Albarado stated a teammate and friend of his daughter was among the 19 pupils killed.