Alexandria Vera was an 8th grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, Texas. She was a hard-working young woman who seemed to have everything going for her.
Alexandria learned she was pregnant at 18. She decided that after she gave birth to her daughter, she was only going to work harder.
She was going to do everything in her power to give her little girl a better life than the one she had growing up.
Alexandria paid to put herself through college and was able to graduate despite juggling the demands of being a teen mom.
She proudly purchased her first home when she was just 21, and then she started working at Stovall.
Facebook; pictured above is Alexandria Vera
Alexandria was known for being a fun teacher at Stovall. She wasn’t very strict and she was friendly with her students.
In the summer of 2015, Alexandria had a 13-year-old student called “J.T.” in her classroom.
J.T. was there to complete the summer school session, and at first, Alexandria recalled him being disrespectful to her.
Eventually, J.T. started asking Alexandria if he could have her Instagram handle so he could connect with her there.
Alexandria would later tell authorities that she didn’t give her name out to him, but after the summer session came to an end, he somehow was able to find her on the social media platform.
She got a friend request from him.
Facebook; pictured above Alexandria smiles