Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacre

31/5/2022 6:28:00 PM

Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacre

https://str.sg/w2VyUVALDE, TEXAS (REUTERS) - The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with funerals scheduled on Tuesday (May 31) for a pair of 10-year-old girls.

According to obituaries on the websites of Uvalde's two funeral homes, Amerie Jo Garza was sweet, sassy and funny, and loved swimming and drawing. Maite Yuleana Rodriguez was an honour student who loved learning about whales and dolphins and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist.

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Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacreUVALDE: The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 school children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with two funerals scheduled on Tuesday (May 31) for two 10-year-old girls. According to obituaries on the websites of Uvalde\u0027s two funer

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Funerals to begin for Uvalde victims as Biden vows action on gunsUVALDE — Grieving families were to hold the first funerals Tuesday (May 31) for Texas shooting victims one week after a school massacre left 19 children and two teachers dead, with president Joe Biden vowing to push for stricter US gun regulation.

Copy to clipboard https://str.https://str.Mourners attended wakes in the town of Uvalde on Monday for some of the child victims gunned down by a local 18-year-old man who was then killed by police.LinkedIn UVALDE: The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 school children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with two funerals scheduled on Tuesday (May 31) for two 10-year-old girls.

sg/w2Vy UVALDE, TEXAS (REUTERS) - The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with funerals scheduled on Tuesday (May 31) for a pair of 10-year-old girls. According to obituaries on the websites of Uvalde's two funeral homes, Amerie Jo Garza was sweet, sassy and funny, and loved swimming and drawing. Steve Okun, senior advisor, McLarty Associates - standing in for ST's US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh - shares how the US is reacting to and coping with these local and international issues. Maite Yuleana Rodriguez was an honour student who loved learning about whales and dolphins and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. Ms Esther Rubio, who described the scene as"very sombre", came from nearby San Antonio with her husband. The children were killed along with 17 other students, all aged 9 to 11, and two teachers by an 18-year-old gunman who burst into their fourth-grade classroom and opened fire with a high-velocity AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle.3's Adrian Abraham, sitting in for Elliott Danker. "Our focus on Tuesday is on our families who lost loved ones. "Those kids were full of life and dreams," said one of the artists, Yanira Castillo, 34, who has lived her entire life in Uvalde.

We begin burying our children tomorrow, the innocent victims of last week's murders at Robb Elementary School," Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement announcing the cancellation of a scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday. They also debate President Joe Biden's comments on its support of Taiwan against China. In Washington, Mr Biden — who visited the small town about an hour's drive from the Mexico border earlier in the weekend — responded to desperate calls for weapons reform. Several large media outlets in Texas, including the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Tribune, will observe 21 minutes of silence - one minute for each of the victims - starting at 12 pm CDT on Tuesday (1am Wednesday Singapore). "So many of us are grieving for the city of Uvalde, for the moms and dads and sisters and brothers, for husbands and daughters of those who will never again hear the laughter of their loved ones," KXAS-TV, an NBC affiliate in Dallas, said in a statement on its website. Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh ( ) & Money FM's Breakfast Huddle team Edited by: Nadhirah Kamarudin and Penelope Lee Follow Washington Report every Monday on our Asian Insider Podcast channel: Channel:. Over the next two weeks, a series of funerals will take place in the town of 16,000, which is nearly 80 per cent Latino or Hispanic and largely Roman Catholic." A bipartisan group of US lawmakers worked through the Memorial Day weekend to pursue possible areas of compromise. Among those are services for the two teachers who died, Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma Garcia, 48. (Photo: REUTERS/Veronica G Cardenas) A series of funerals is scheduled for the next two weeks in the town of 16,000, which is nearly 80 per cent Latino or Hispanic and largely Roman Catholic.

Garcia's husband, Jose Garcia, 50, died of a heart attack two days after the shooting. A joint funeral is planned on Wednesday for the couple, who met in high school and had four children. The huge number of victims, many with horrific wounds, has left the town's two funeral homes turning to embalmers and morticians from across Texas for help. Amerie Jo Garza and Maite Yuleana Rodriguez were killed along with 17 other students and two teachers. PHOTOS: AFP At the city council meeting that was cancelled, Pete Arredondo, chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police department, had been scheduled to be sworn in as a new member. Arredondo has come under severe criticism for his response to the shooting. While mass shootings draw anguished attention and spur momentary demands for change, most US gun violence passes with scant notice. We begin burying our children tomorrow, the innocent victims of last week's murders at Robb Elementary School," Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement announcing the cancellation of a scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday.

He was the on-scene commander who decided against storming the classroom where the shooter opened fire, erroneously believing he had time to mount an assault, according to state public safety officials. Local police waited outside the classroom for nearly an hour as children called the 911 emergency number pleading for help before a US Border Patrol tactical team burst in and killed the shooter. As the town grieves, the country again grapples with whether to reform federal and state gun laws, which in Texas allowed the shooter to legally buy an AR-15-style weapon on his 18th birthday, a week before the massacre. Gun-control advocates hoped the shock over the Uvalde tragedy, coming even as people in Buffalo were burying victims of the attack there, might finally prompt politicians to act. The shooter bought hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a second rifle in the subsequent days. Many Democrats, including US President Joe Biden, who travelled to Uvalde on Sunday to comfort the town, have called for more restrictions. The shooter bought hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a second rifle in the subsequent days.

Republicans have successfully held off tougher gun laws, and in many states expanded gun rights in recent years, saying gun control only deprives law-abiding citizens of their rights. Mr Biden said Monday he is deliberately"not negotiating with any of the Republicans yet". Biden has backed such actions as a renewed ban on assault-style weapons and universal background checks for people buying firearms. Join .