Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School: Uvalde, Texas, is in mourning after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers. The gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was also killed.
The shooting is the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. It has left the small town of Uvalde reeling in grief and anger.
“This is a dark day for our community,” said Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin. “We are heartbroken.”
The shooting began at about 11:30 a.m. local time. Ramos drove to the school in a pickup truck and crashed it near the front of the building. He then entered the school with an AR-15-style rifle and began shooting.
Students and teachers ran for their lives as Ramos fired indiscriminately. The shooting lasted for about an hour before Ramos was killed by law enforcement.
The victims of the shooting were all students in second, third, and fourth grade. They ranged in age from 9 to 10 years old. The two teachers who were killed were Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia.
Mireles was a fourth-grade teacher who had been teaching for 17 years. Garcia was a fourth-grade teacher who had been teaching for 23 years. Both women were married and had children.
The shooting has sparked renewed calls for stricter gun control laws in the United States. President Joe Biden has vowed to take action to prevent future tragedies.
“We need to act now,” Biden said in an address to the nation. “We cannot allow this to happen again.”
The Uvalde school shooting is a tragedy that has shocked the nation. It is a reminder of the dangers of gun violence and the need for action to prevent future tragedies.
In the wake of the shooting, Uvalde is in a state of mourning. The community is coming together to support those who have been affected by the tragedy. There have been vigils and memorials held in the town, and people have been donating to help the families of the victims.
The shooting has also sparked a national conversation about gun violence. There have been calls for stricter gun control laws, and President Biden has vowed to take action. It remains to be seen what changes will be made in the wake of this tragedy, but it is clear that something needs to be done to prevent future shootings.