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An exchange student from Pakistan struck up an unlikely friendship. Then another student opened fire at Santa Fe High School.

Sabika Sheikh was a Muslim exchange student with dreams of changing the world, and she bonded with an evangelical Christian girl from small-town Texas. The two became inseparable — until May 18, 2018.

Jaelyn Cogburn with Sabika Sheikh’s memorial cross in Santa Fe on December 29, 2018.

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