“I’m scared that it might happen again”: Uvalde parents send their kids back to school

Felix Coronado listens to his son, Ariel, 4, while his other children pose for a photo by their mother, Aiko, before the first day of classes in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. This is Ariel’s first day of school ever, and he is a little anxious to leave his parents.

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First: A shirt in memory of Maite Rodriguez sits on the table at the Coronados’ home in Uvalde. Last: A pair of green Converse shoes with a heart on the toe, similar to the ones Maite wore, at the Coronados’ home in Uvalde. Adrianna Medina, Maite’s cousin and friend, wore a similar pair of lime green Converse shoes to the first day of classes in memory of Maite. “I wanted to have a piece of her with me,” Adrianna said of the shoes.

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First: Children arrive to Flores Middle School for the first day of classes in Uvalde, while a DPS officer watches over. Last: Backpacks hang outside behind an 8-foot-tall fence at Dalton Elementary School, one of the schools where Robb Elementary students were redirected for the new school year.

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Zayon Martinez, 8, and his sister Analiya, 12, work on some school problems provided to them by their father, Adam, in their home in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. Martinez created the school work after both his children were unable to get access to their respective online courses at UCISD for the day.

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