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.
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.
Nathan SquareMay 26, 2022 6:30 p.m.
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.
Nathan SquareMay 26, 2022 6:15 p.m.
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.
Nathan SquareMay 26, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Survivor Reveals Gunman’s Chilling Words Before Killing Classmates
A child who survived the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas has shared the 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.
How to help victims and families in Uvalde
GoFundMe has set up a page dedicated to fundraising efforts for victims and families in Uvalde. The page can be found at gofundme.com/texas-elementary.
The City of Uvalde is also accepting donations for victims at City of Uvalde, PO Box 799, Uvalde, Texas 78802.
A Robb Elementary Memorial Fund account has also been set up with First State Bank of Uvalde for victims and families, accepted at 200 E Nopal St., Uvalde, Texas 78801 or through Zelle at email@example.com.
The San Antonio Legal Services Association is also looking for volunteers to help with legal assistance for victims and families. The organization can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 5:31 p.m.
A timeline of the Uvalde massacre
Here’s what we know so far about the sequence of events leading up to and surrounding the Robb Elementary School massacre on Tuesday.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Hospital shares update on four patients it cares for
San Antonio University Health Hospital reports that the four victims of Tuesday’s attack in its care remain in the same condition as reported yesterday.
A 66-year-old woman (believed to be the shooter’s mother) remains in serious condition, along with a 10-year-old girl.
Another 10 year old girl and a 9 year old girl are in good condition.
Seventeen people were injured in addition to the 21 people killed in Tuesday’s massacre.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 5:10 p.m.
Breaking: Authorities investigate police response amid conflicting witness statements
Authorities are investigating the police response to the Uvalde massacre, a typical review following major incidents, but one that has come under scrutiny following conflicting witness reports and a video showing police keeping parents at bay while the shooter – who was apparently able to evade police – remained inside the school, where 19 children were killed.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 5:04 p.m.
A fourth-grade survivor recounts the massacre inside the school
“He shot at the door of the person next door. We have a door in the middle. He opened it. He came in and he crouched down a little bit and he said, he said, ‘It’s time to die.’ »
He said he told his friend to “hide under something so he wouldn’t find us” and “not to talk because he will hear us”.
They hid under a tablecloth.
“When the cops came, the cop said, ‘Scream if you need help!’ And one of the people in my class said ‘help’. The guy overheard and he came in and shot him,” he said. “The cop broke into this classroom. The guy shot the cop. And the cops started shooting.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 5:00 p.m.
Schumer calls Abbott an ‘absolute fraud’ in damning Senate speech
Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer condemned Greg Abbott in a damning speech on the US Senate floor on Thursday, calling the Texas governor an ‘absolute fraud’ ahead of consideration of a terrorism bill which should include amendments aimed at combating the proliferation of guns.
“He asked people to put their agendas aside and think about someone other than themselves,” he said. “Governor Abbott, will you ask your MAGA buddies and your NRA buddies to put aside their agendas and think of someone other than themselves?”
The governor, along with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are expected to attend the gun lobby meeting in Houston on Friday.
Alex WoodwardMay 26, 2022 4:50 p.m.