Texas School Shooting, Stand With Uvalde

Texas School Shooting, Stand With Uvalde

What we know so far about Texas school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

A gunman killed at least 21 people, including 19 children and two adults, in a Texas school shooting attack on a small-town Texas school on Monday. The attack took place at an elementary school in the town of Uvalde, which has a population of about 8,000. It was the worst shooting incident since 26 people were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly four years ago.

The shooter was from Uvalde

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire on a Texas high school graduation was a former student who police said planned his attack with two handguns that were legally purchased by his father.

A Border Patrol agent shot the school gunman

A Border Patrol tactical unit responded to a school shooting in San Juan, Texas, and shot dead the armed suspect — who was wearing a red shirt and jeans — after he engaged them in a gun battle, according to a source with the agency. The officer who fired at the suspect has been placed on administrative leave until an investigation is complete.

Local hospitals respond and call for blood donors

Uvalde Memorial Hospital was placed on lockdown shortly after 11:00 a.m. today, as they received 14 patients from the mass shooting at the community’s high school in nearby Sutherland Springs, hospital CEO Tom Nordwick confirmed to ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV in San Antonio. Two of those patients were children, who died shortly after arriving. The hospital requested blood donations, with Nordwick telling KSAT that “they’re going to need plasma and platelet donations.”

Biden and politicians respond

Vice President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other government buildings on Friday following news of the tragedy.

Support the victims in Uvalde

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Let’s pray for the victims of the shooting in Uvalde Texas

Quick summary of what we learned today about the mass shooting in Uvalde

  • All those who were killed were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School. The gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18, had barricaded himself in the classroom and started shooting.
  • Both teachers who were in the classroom, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, were killed.
  • Before arriving at the school, the assailant shot his grandmother at their home in Uvalde. She is facing life-threatening injuries.
  • Officials say the gunman legally purchased two rifles and 375 rounds of ammunition last week, days after his 18th birthday.
  • Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says he will not bring any gun legislation to an immediate vote, saying he know it will not pass and Americans know where their lawmakers stand on gun control. He says he will work on bipartisan gun control in the future.
  • People from all over Uvalde were eager to come out and donate blood. They came early in the morning, stayed for lunch and afternoon snacks, and in some instances stayed all night. At one point, the Health Department had to close Herby Ham Activity Center because there were so many donors coming through that they ran out of places for them to sit. James Dobbin from NYTIME

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