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Texas Elementary School Shooting: Breaking News

UWALDE, TX – Shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers in Texas rural elementary school on Tuesday entered building despite being confronted by an armed school security officer, then wounding two responding policemen and engaging in combat. in confrontation within the school for over per hour, state police said.

As long as gaps remain in timeline of eventsdetails surfaced on Wednesday of long scene of Massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. What started around 11:30 with in first report of armed man approaching the school ended with special officers breaking through a couple of neighboring classes and killed a militant barricaded inside just after 1:00 p.m., state police said.

was not known how many were killed in in first minutes of the massacre that was the deadliest in American school since 20 children and six teachers were shot death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. But officials said the officers successfully held an armed man, identified as Salvador Ramos, until more specially trained officers arrive.

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But even in the details of in attack became more clearmotivation behind eruption of violence remained depressingly opaque. In the absence of of explanation, there was only deep sorrow in a community unaccustomed to outside attention, and raw update of in national debate over firearms legislation and a staggering count of gun violence in America.

All by Wednesday of the victims were identified by officials, who have not yet released their names, but the losses of the tragedy was just beginning to unfold shape.

All 21 deaths occurred in one area of school, authorities said. Among them was the teacher Eva Mireles. who ran marathons in her free time, and Jayla Silguero, 10, the youngest of four children. “I can’t believe this happened to my daughter- she said father, Jacob Silguero, cries during an interview. “It’s always been fear of mine to lose a child.”

President Biden said he would go to Uvalda in coming days to try to comfort the residents. He didn’t do call on Congress accept up gun safety legislation, but in remarks on Wednesday stated that “The Second Amendment is not absolute” and that the previous gun safety laws did not violate its constitutional guarantees. “These actions we have taken before are saving lives,” he said. “They can do it again”.

Still, with few obvious openings at the federal level, the Democratic-controlled states have moved to introduce their own changes. In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said that work raise to 21 – “at least” – age for buying weapons in the style of AR-15 like in one used Texas shooter. In California, the State Senate introduced a bill along with party lines proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and modeled on A restrictive Texas abortion law that would allow private citizens are suing who make or sell prohibited ghost weapons, ghost gun kits and assault weapons.

“This state is leaning inMr. Newsom said. “We bow forward”.

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Top Texas officials gathered at Uvald. for emotional news conference that started with calls for unity in in aftermath of in killing. “It is unacceptable and unacceptable to have in this state who would kill Small children in our schools,” said Mr. Abbott, “ who celebrated liberation of gun regulations in Texas and pushed for a new law last year that allows most Texans wear gun without permission.

But the grim tone that Mr. Abbott was trying to create was reversed by Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who opposed Mr. Abbott’s re-election. who accused the governor for repeated carnage in state. “Time to stop next shooting is going on right now and you are not doing anything,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“Sit down you out of line and embarrassment,” Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick replied.

Interruption and flowing vitriol from a stage filled almost completely with Republican officials revealed in instantly rooted battle lines over gun property and mass killing in United States.

“I hate to say it, but there is more people who shooting every weekend in Chicago than is in schools in Texas,” Mr. Abbott said later. He criticized “people who think that, well, ‘Maybe we just bring to life tougher gun laws – it will solve it”, saying that “Chicago, Los Angeles and New York refute this thesis”.

Gov. J. B. Pritzker of Illinois later responded by pointing to evidence that “most of used weapon in Shooting in Chicago comes from the states with sluggish gun the laws.”

Mr. Patrick said that the restriction of entrances to just one in smaller schools can be a solution to keep students safe. He also offered to arm the teachers. Mr. Abbott emphasized need for mental health improvement, although he did not offer how improve access to that in state.

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Yet in happening of Mr. Ramos, there was nothing to raise official anxiety ahead of Shooting, officials said. Not history of mental illness. No obvious criminal record. “Right now we don’t see a motive or a catalyst,” said Stephen McCraw, director of Department of Texas of Public safety.

But those who knew the shooter said he was slipping: he seems to have fallen out of high school and often scared colleagues in fast-food restaurant where he worked. When chosen he would whip out in response. Friends said that he often skipped classes and had few friends.

“He scolded clients, managers and even me,” says 19-year-old Jocelyn Rodriguez. employee at Wendy’s restaurant. She remembered how he once told her: “I will shoot up Wendy”, but she never took his threats are serious. – I thought he was joking.

Two weeks ago, she said, he stopped showing up to work.

He bought an AR rifle from a local shop. on May 17, the day after his 18th birthday. Then I bought another one on May 20, officials said. In between he bought 375 rounds of ammunition.

He indirectly reported his plans with fifteen-year- old girl in Germany who he recently met online. Young woman, who asked to be called only by his nickname Ceci, said that he called her by video link. in days around his birthday from gun storewhere he told her that he was buying a rifle. Mr. Ramos also showed her on call video black a bag that seemed to contain a lot of magazines of ammo and at least one gun.

Tuesday morning parents dropped their children off at Robb Elementary School, a fun brick schoolhouse next to edge of Uvalde where everyone was getting ready for summer vacation.

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Narcedalia Luna and her 8-year-old grandson, third grader, attended graduation-of-the-year awards program in canteen of the school. But her grandson told her that he wanted go home early. And so they did. “I gave in and I’m glad I did it,” she said.

They returned to their home on Diaz street.

On the same short street less than half Mr. Ramos lived a mile from the school in modest home with his grandmother. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Ramos texted the girl in Germany just after 11 a.m., apparently annoyed that his grandmother called AT&T about his cell phone. “I will do something with her,” he wrote. Not on screenshots show Cise answers, but at 11:21 Mr. Ramos sent another message: “I just shot me down grandma in her head”, which was immediately followed by another: “Ima go shoot up elementary school district.

According to officials, Mr. Ramos chose up one of the gun he bought and fired his 66-year- old grandmother in in face.

The injured woman rushed to the neighbors house for help while Mr. Ramos raced off in her pickup truck bringing with him a bag of ammunition and two weapons. Miss Moon said that another neighbor noticed Grandma. with “blood on her face running through street”.

truck The driver was Mr. Ramos, who crashed at high speed, officials said. speed next to school around 11:30

As he approached the school, officials said he ran into an employee from the Uvalde School District. According to state police officials, there were conflicting reports about whether the exchange took place of shooting at this moment.

As the shooter approached, Juan Paulo Ibarra Jr. said that his younger sister, 10-year-old student in Robb’s elementary school, was in her fourth grade, watched movie. He said she looked out of class window and saw a man outside with a gunand then warned his teacher. Soon gunshots could be heard in the classroom, directed towards the nearest windows, she told him.

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Mr. Ybarra said that his sister described how she and her classmates jumped out of window, one by one and ran to the funeral home through the street seeking refuge.

The gunman entered the school. After he was inside, two officers from the Uvalde Police Department arrived, engaged the gunman and were immediately met with Shooting, officials said. Both were shot.

Soon, scores of Police responded to the scene, but the shooter barricaded himself inside what Mr. Abbott described as internally connected classrooms. It will take a tactical team, including specialized Border Patrol agents, to finally get into the room.

When they entered one of agents kept up a shield so that other agents can apply in behindan official instructed on — said the investigation. Three of the agents fired their weapons as soon as they were in room, hitting the shooter with several times and killing its shortly after 13:00

In Uvalda, which lies in rural area next to mexican dotted border with desert willows and toothy maples, so few places to place large events that the governor news conference took place in the same high school that the shooter attended.

The classes should have allowed out on Thursday for summer. Instead of this year ended early as parents we faced with unthinkable, expectation for hours on Tuesday for scary confirmation about fate of their children, some provided DNA swabs prove their relationship.

“They were beautiful, innocent childrenGeorge Rodriguez said. who were associated with two children killed in shooting: niece and 10-year- old man, Jose Flores, who he said was like grandson. Mr Rodriguez said counseling session there was little to ease the pain at the local community center of to lose the boy whose photo he kept in his wallet, “my little Josekito”.

Report has been provided James Dobbins, Jesus Jimenez, Michael Levenson, David Montgomery, Josh Peck, Francis Robles, Edgar Sandoval, Michael D. Shire, Eileen Sullivan and Glenn Thrush. Susan S. Beachy, Jack Begg and Kirsten Noyes contributed research.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
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