The caskets were created individually for each student; to represent their personalities or hobbies. Granted, various relatives had different request such as slime, dinosaurs, and musical instruments for some of the students who played in band, etc.
Trey Ganem, owner of Soul Shine Industries; gifted the $3400 caskets to each of the families. He built 19 customized caskets; one for one of the teachers; and the other 18 for the students who passed away.
Additionally, volunteers swarmed in from Corpus Christi, Texas to assist Trey and his son Billy with painting; sanding and applying vinyl to the caskets. The first funeral was held Tuesday for Amerie Jo Garza; one of the first to be killed while she was calling 911.