The mother of the murdered 16-year-old Angelly Yambo spoke out: “Children are dying in vain”
According to the heartbroken mother of a Bronx student who was killed on April 8, the violence in the city’s schools will not go anywhere, and each new tragedy deepens her trauma.
“It’s really sad, but it’s not going to change,” said Yanelli Henriquez, whose daughter Angeli Yambo was killed while walking home from Charter High School for university prep.
Three more city schoolchildren have been killed on layoffs since Angellikh was killed, allegedly at the hands of a 17-year-old gunman armed with a ghost pistol, in a gang showdown.
“Shooting intensifies. Children are dying needlessly for no reason and they are not even the target of the situation,” Enriquez, 42, told The Post this week.
“People tend to say that time heals all wounds, but for me it was actually worse because as time goes on, I feel its absence more and more,” Enriquez said.
The surge in violence made Enriquez struggle, she said, as every report of shootings or stabbings at school left her traumatized over and over again.
“My nephew goes to school [in the Bronx] and his mother received a letter that the child threatened the school. It brought me back,” she said. remembering how she used to drop by and pick up her daughter from school, but couldn’t on the day Angellich was killed.
The mom, who has since founded the Angelli Foundation to teach self-defence, financial literacy and anti-bullying classes for kids, said the city will rename the Bronx street where her daughter grew up. The street will be renamed Angel Yambo Way in honor of the anniversary of her death.
After that, Enriquez will visit his daughter’s grave. “Looking at everything my daughter has done, it’s mind-boggling,” she said.
“I’m sad in a way,” Mom said, noting that “it’s all because she had to die, and I don’t want anything but [to] let her be here.
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