Texas School Shooting

What do we know about the Texas school shooting case? The incident took place at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. An 18-year-old man in Texas started firing in an elementary school. Almost 19 students and two adults were killed.

Firstly, Texas governor Greg Abbott had a report about 14 children and one adult were killed in the school shooting in the southwest of the state. Roland Gutierrez updated the death toll, and the state senator was also briefed by state police and had a word with media outlets.

Details about the attack

The accused also shot his grandmother before coming to school in the morning and flew away with the car. Soon after reaching school, Gutierrez said the suspect entered the elementary school and started shooting. Later, three people were wounded and were taken to the hospital, as the condition was severe of the victims.

There were nearly 570 students present in the school of various classes like second, third and fourth. 90% of children are Latino. Few children were identified, and an adult of class fourth teacher Eva Mireles was declared dead on the spot. She has worked in this school for the last 17 years; her aunt stated that rifles should not be given to everyone, and these children who suffered this were so innocent.

The incident took place at 11:30 am, and the gunman was alone who completed the action said, Pete Arredondo. The gunman was identified as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old man from Uvalde. Still, the real motive is not out.

After returning from Asia, the president, Joe Biden, addressed the nation and expressed his feelings about the incident. He later said about the common sense of the gunman and said, “it is time to turn pain into action”.

US Senator Chris Murphy raised his voice against the nation’s gun violence issues at legislation and managed to convince everyone to pass the law. Many lawmakers and public figures came together to raise their voices by calling for no action on gun control legislation in the wake of the tragedy. As the same happened ten years before by Sandy massacre. When 20 graders and six educators were shot dead by again 18 years old man with an AR-15 rifle. Lately, former president Barack Obama also tweets, “nearly ten years back after Sandy Hook and ten days after Buffalo; our country is being paralyzed. Not of fear yet because of gun and political people who are not acting like they should handle the sad tragedies. 

Effect on school

Hal Harrell, superintendent of Uvalde, said the school would remain closed till further notice. Hence all activities will be cancelled as well. Grief counselors will also be present from Wednesday morning. He also stated we need prayers to get through as we are a tiny community.

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