One of the deadliest shootings at a public school in Texas occurred on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, killing 18 children.
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2 adults were also killed, according to Texas Public Safety. There might be another fatality, said Roland Gutierrez
D-San Antonio, to CNN. However, it has not been confirmed by authorities. Superintendent Hal Harrell burst into tears Tuesday
During a press conference, saying, "I have a broken heart today.". "We're a small community, and we need your prayers.
The governor said that the shooter has been killed. The shooter is believed to be alone, said Pete Arredondo
Chief of police at Uvalde CISD. Uvalde's tragedy can not be tolerated in Texas, Abbott said.
The White House said Joe Biden has spoken with Abbott to offer his assistance. In memory of the victims, Biden ordered flags at all public buildings and at U.S.
Embassies to be flown at half-staff. "I ask the nation to pray for them tonight.
Biden said. As the parents and siblings are facing darkness right now, give them strength," Biden said at a press conference Tuesday.
In his remarks, Biden called for gun reforms.When will we, as a nation, stand up to the gun lobby? he said.
Governor Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Ramos, 18, of Uvalde. Ramos abandoned his vehicle and entered Robb
Elementary with a handgun and perhaps a rifle, Abbott said.Arredondo said the shooting began at 11:32 a.m.
The Uvalde school district reported an active shooter on Twitter at 12:17 p.m.
According to the Associated Press, a Border Patrol agent located near the school shot the gunman before waiting for backup.
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