On Tuesday, eight students slain in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County.
Two adults also died, according to DPS. Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, warned CNN there might be another casualty.
Hal Harrell, superintendent of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, stated Tuesday, “My heart is torn.” We’re a tiny community and need prayers.
The gunman was deceased, stated Gov. Greg Abbott. Pete Arredondo, Uvalde CISD police chief, stated the gunman acted alone.
Abbott said what occurred in Uvalde cannot be accepted in Texas.
Three hospitals handle gunshot victims. Uvalde Memorial Hospital received 13 children and one adult from ambulances and buses. Two patients arrived deceased. Two children have sent to San Antonio for treatment, and a third is waiting.
San Antonio’s University Health is treating two gunshot victims. The 66-year-old lady and 10-year-old kid were in serious condition when they arrived. San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center admitted two Uvalde adults.
Abbott named Salvador Ramos, 18, as the shooter. The guy reportedly entered Robb Elementary with a pistol and maybe a rifle.
Arredondo claimed the firing began at 11:32 a.m. Uvalde school district tweeted at 12:17 p.m. about an active shooter.
AP said a Border Patrol agent near the school shot the shooter before waiting for help.
CNN’s Gutierrez said the shooter killed his grandmother before the school massacre. According to Gutierrez, the grandma transported to San Antonio and “still holding on” Tuesday evening.
Robb Elementary offers grades 2-4. The students’ last day was Thursday.
The school will have 535 Hispanic, economically disadvantaged pupils in 2020-2021. Uvalde is 85 miles from San Antonio. It’s 15,200, mostly Hispanic residents.
Uvalde CISD locked down all campuses Tuesday after hearing gunshots. Harrell said the school would shuttered for the rest of the year, but pupils would get bereavement counseling.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales tweeted, “My heart hurts for Uvalde.” Bible verse: “Pray for our family.”
The Uvalde shooting is the bloodiest at a U.S. elementary school since Sandy Hook in 2012. Uvalde is the sixth mass shooting in Texas since an Army psychiatrist opened fire at Fort Hood in November 2009, killing 13 people in the act of religious fanaticism. In April 2014, another Fort Hood soldier murdered three and injured a dozen before killing himself in a battle with military police.
Since then, Texas has seen more mass shootings and more deaths.
In July 2016, a 25-year-old shooter murdered five Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter rally before being killed by a remote-controlled bomb after a confrontation with authorities.
A 26-year-old opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in November 2017, killing 26 and wounding 20. After a local guy opened fire, the shooter fled, then shot himself following a car chase.
In May 2018, a 17-year-old teenager killed eight pupils and two instructors at Santa Fe High School near Houston. After 25 minutes, he apprehended.
A 21-year-old guy traveled from Dallas to El Paso, released a racist manifesto, then shot Latinos in a Walmart. Before surrendering to Texas Rangers, he murdered 23 and wounded 25.
Later that month, a 36-year-old man killed seven and injured 25 in Midland Odessa. Cops outside an Odessa movie theater shot the guy after fired that morning.
State legislators have reacted to mass shootings in Texas and elsewhere with measures that highlight Second Amendment rights and allow Texans to carry weapons in more locations.
The 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown prompted a new Texas legislation that introduced a school marshal program enabling some staff to carry guns in schools.
Four years later, legislators enabled Texans to openly carry guns and compelled public institutions to allow concealed weapons in dormitories, classrooms, and campus facilities.
Frankie Miranda, CEO of the Hispanic Federation, advocated for mental health funding and gun restrictions to make Latino neighborhoods safer. In a joint statement, the NEA and TSTA requested Congress address gun violence. “Elected authorities do nothing when tragedies like these occur.”