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Aaron Kyle McLeod

Age 15

Santa Fe, Texas

He never texted his sister back

He loved movies, especially musicals. He enjoyed tennis matches with his sister, Danica McLeod.

He’d been texting with his sister as it began. “My boy, you're going to be OK, and we're going to watch ‘13 Reasons.’ I love you,” she texted him. He didn’t text back.

Aaron Kyle McLeod, 15, was killed at the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. “He definitely didn't deserve this,” said his close friend Kali Reeves.

By Elena Eisenstadt · Age 16
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More than 50 gamers

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

Born, raised, died in Garden City

Joseph Anthony Pintucci

Blue eyes, dimples and chubby cheeks

LaVell Whittley Jr.

Loved his blue and white jersey

William Jacaree Edwards

Turned in his football jersey forever

Da'quan Mahmund Albright

Never got to walk the stage

Tony La’Vonte White

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Demonte Barbee

A fun soul, all about family

Kevin Israel Ortiz

After holiday, death on Black Friday

Taylor Nathan Talmage

Siblings without their bookworm brother

Derrick Smith

Gamer with a love of music

Gabriel Jordan Early

Lost: “A child of exceptional intellect”

Jose A. Rosario Jr.

One hundred mourners honored him

Ian Richard Olson

Life lost behind a sky-blue door

Chevy Jace Redus Christopher

Spent his final night with Grandma

Justin Ameer Garner

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Eddyson Isidor

The game is over. Rest now.

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan