Former teachers mourn loss of slain teenager

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Students at one area high school are going back to school without two of their classmates. One is dead, and the other is in jail, charged with killing her. 14-year old Alexandria Salinas was shot to death Saturday night, July 26, in her southeast-side home. She had just started her freshman year at Empire High School. In jail facing serious charges is another Empire student, her 15-year old step-brother.

In court documents released July 29, the alleged shooter, Shelden Pruitt said he didn't know the gun was loaded, and only wanted to scare his step-sister.