Texas school shooting – latest: Anger at news conference as police admit hour-long delay in apprehending shooter

Texas elementary school shooting: Live from Uvalde, Texas

Police responding to Texas school massacre have been accused of being ‘unprepared’ and failing to respond as videos reveal parents pleading for officers outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday.

Parents said they urged officers to move into the school as the AR-15 armed attacker shot and killed two teachers and 19 students.

The 10-year-old victim’s father, Jacklyn Cazares, even suggested he could enter himself with other passers-by as he was frustrated that the police were not doing it themselves.

Details of the timeline and events remain unclear, including whether officers failed to stop 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos from entering the school and whether he ‘barricaded’ himself in a classroom before or after killing fourth graders indoors.

Ramos’ messages to recipients on social media appear to show him showing off his weapons and announcing his intention to “shoot an elementary school” moments before the killings.

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Ted Cruz attributes shootings to ‘unlocked backdoors’

According to Senator Ted Cruz, America does not have a gun problem. It has an unlocked door problem.

“Look, the killer got in here the same way the killer got in Santa Fe: through a back door, an unlocked door,” the Republican told reporter Simone De Alba on Wednesday. “I sat at round tables with families in Santa Fe. We talked about what we need to do to strengthen schools, including not having unlocked the backdoors.

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Watch here: Police provide update on shooting in Uvalde

Police hold a press conference outlining what they know about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Watch it live here:

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NRA says it will ‘pray for victims’ at Houston event tomorrow

The National Rifle Association said it will not cancel or postpone its conference in Houston, Texas, tomorrow, but will “pray for the victims” of Tuesday’s school shooting.

“As we gather in Houston, we will reflect on these events, pray for the victims, recognize our patriotic members, and pledge to redouble our commitment to securing our schools,” the NRA tweeted.

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Beto O’Rourke asks Greg Abbott to cancel NRA event

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, has called on current Governor Greg Abbott to step down from Friday’s NRA convention in Houston.

“Governor Abbott, if you have any decency, you will immediately withdraw from this weekend’s NRA convention and urge them to hold it anywhere but Texas,” the former congressman tweeted.

Mr Abbott is currently due to speak at the conference, alongside Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and former President Donald Trump, just three days after the Uvalde shooting.

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Updated: What and When Happened in a Texas School Shooting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave a press conference on Tuesday describing the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Here is the timeline (in Central Daylight Time) of the events leading up to and on the day of filming in Uvalde:

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Here’s how much money the NRA gives to anti-gun Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate would vote on gun legislation. But while every Democrat will likely vote for gun control measures, any legislation will need 10 votes to break a filibuster. That means Democrats will have to come up with a proposal that Republicans find acceptable.

Democrats will negotiate with Republicans, who often received money from the National Rifle Association before it tried to declare bankruptcy last year. Even in its weakened state, the NRA and gun advocacy groups continue to wield considerable influence. This week, the group will hold its annual meeting in Houston and Republican Governor Greg Abbott, as well as Texan Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, both Republicans, will speak there, along with former President Donald Trump.

Here is a list of Republicans who could potentially vote on gun legislation and how much money they received from the NRA:

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Senate Republicans block domestic terrorism bill

Senate Republicans have blocked domestic terrorism legislation that would have opened debate on legislation to address gun violence after a shooting in Uvalde, Texas, left 21 dead .

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that the Senate would consider amendments to the nation’s terrorism legislation.

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Uvalde high school postpones graduation after filming

Uvalde High School is postponing its graduation ceremony as the community deals with the recent elementary school shooting, the local school district has announced.

“Out of the deepest respect for the families and our community impacted by the tragedy we have experienced, the Uvalde High School graduation ceremony has been postponed,” the community independent school district said Thursday. “This is a difficult time for everyone. Please keep all families in your prayers.

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ICE ordered suspension of immigration enforcement for families affected by shooting

The controversial US agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not undertake law enforcement activities at the site of a school shooting this week in Texas, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The shooting, which saw a lone gunman murder 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School, took place in the town of Uvalde, about an hour’s drive from the US-Mexico border.

Many families whose children were killed and injured are Hispanic, and there were early allegations that ICE and Border Patrol agents were present at the scene of the shooting, which could deter families. non-citizens to come and find out if their children had survived the shooting. massacre.

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Survivor Reveals Gunman’s Chilling Words Before Killing Classmates

A child who survived the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas has shared heartbreaking details of what happened when the shooter entered his classroom.

“He came in and he crouched down a bit and he said, ‘It’s time to die,'” the unnamed fourth-year boy told KENS5.

The child – whose parents hid his identity for his safety – remembers hiding under a table with a long tablecloth, which may have hidden him from the shooter and saved his life.

“When I heard gunshots through the door, I told my friend to hide under something so he wouldn’t find us,” the boy told the news station. “I was hiding hard. And I was telling my friend not to talk because he’s going to hear us.

Nathan SquareMay 26, 2022 5:45 p.m.

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