An exchange student from Pakistan and a substitute teacher with a “lust for life” were among those killed after a 17-year-old gunman allegedly opened fire at a Texas high school Friday morning, killing 10 people before surrendering, family members and officials said.
The victims of Friday’s school shooting are Glenda Perkins, Cynthia Tisdale, Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley Garcia, Jared Black, Sabika Sheikh, Christopher Jake Stone, and Aaron Kyle McLeod, according to local officials. Perkins and Tisdale worked as teachers at Santa Fe High School, while the rest attended as students.
Tisdale was substitute teaching at the high school and went back to work about a year and a half ago after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, her sister-in-law Pamela Tisdale said. Cynthia Tisdale was a mother of three and had eight grandchildren, she added.
Tisdale’s niece, Leia Olinde, told the Associated Press that Tisdale was like a mother to her and helped her shop for wedding dresses last year. “She helped me put it on, she helped fix my hair,” Olinde said through tears.