Classmates pay tribute to fifth grader kicked, killed by horse

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Students at Bosqueville Elementary School paid tribute Friday to a Bosqueville fifth grader with a penchant for crazy socks who died when a horse she was leading on a halter kicked her.

Emmie Schneider loved to wear crazy, mismatched socks and that’s what her classmates were wearing Friday as the gathered in the high school gym for a pep rally.

Some parents who attended the rally also showed up with crazy socks.

Emmie, 10, her mother and her 6-year-old brother were working the family’s horses Monday night at the family’s home on Rock Creek Road when the horse the girl was leading kicked her in the face.

The force of the kick broke the girl’s neck.

School officials met with Emmie’s classmates on Tuesday, sent letters home to parents, and arranged for counselors.

Visitation was scheduled Friday evening at the First United Methodist Church at 4901 Cobbs. Dr. in Waco.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Burial will be private.