'I was misled,' says Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in response to a question from the press about being given incorrect information by the police. He says it is 'inexcusable' that the families may have suffered because of this. 📺 Sky 501
Texas' public safety chief holds a news conference after a mass shooting at a primary school in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. The attack by Salvador Ramos happened at Robb Elementary School in the city of Uvalde, which is around 80 miles west of San Antonio.
"I am livid about what happened. I was on this very stage two days ago and I was telling the public information that had been told to me in a room just a few yards behind what we are looking at now.""Our hearts are broken here, and nobody ever wants to go through this. I never thought as a mayor I would have to go through this," says the Mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin.
21:39:56The state has also set up a One Star Foundation fund to assist with the"ongoing challenges faced by the victims of this crime". "It is gonna take a long time, but through the generosity of our fellows Texans and the good works and neighbours helping neighbours, we can begin to stitch back together the fabric of Uvalde."Read more: Sky News »
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Nothing unusual here...no responsibility taken by GregAbbott_TX TexasSchoolMassacre AbbottHasBloodOnHisHands Uvalde Is that clown related to Boris Johnson
'Absolutely horrendous' Piers Morgan slams 'horrific' Texas shooting as 19 children deadPIERS MORGAN has reacted to the 'horrific' shooting at a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, calling for America to 'do something to stop' similar incidents of gun violence in the future. Piers is right - tough new Laws need to be introduced in the USA to stop more horrific mass shootings and shootings in general. The gun Laws in America make it far too easy to obtain guns. Ban all semi-automatic weapons and raise the minimum age to legally own a gun is a start.
Texas police face backlash for '90-minute delay' at school shooting where 19 children diedPolice in Texas are facing criticism for their response to a school shooting where a gunman was barricaded inside for up to an hour before being killed. They didn't enter for 40 mins, but would happily hold back the parents. That is disgusting. Absurdly disgusting. I wonder how many of those parents defended the second amendment.
Meghan Markle pays emotional visit to Uvalde after 19 children die in Texas school shootingThe Duchess of Sussex has visited Uvalde, Texas where she laid a bouquet of white roses. Utterly disgusting God bless you Meghan. Yes I'm a proud Brit- one of the Silent British Majority that love H&M. Glad keeps being positive about you. Uvalde would be delighted you donated blood, gave gifts etc. I thank God for the blood donors who saved my life. God bless H,M,A,L,D+The Q Did she really show up at the little town. Netflix around as well or who took the picture.
Texas Official Admits 'Wrong Decision' by Police Not to Confront Gunman Sooner“Obviously, based on the information we have, there were children in that classroom that were still at risk,” McCraw said. “From the benefit of hind sight, where I’m sitting now, of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period.”
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Live reporting by Megan Baynes 21:57:51 'I was misled. I am livid,' says governor "I was misled," says Greg Abbott, in response to a question from the media about being told the wrong thing by police - although the question could not be heard. "I am livid about what happened. I was on this very stage two days ago and I was telling the public information that had been told to me in a room just a few yards behind what we are looking at now." He says the information he was given"turned out in part to be inaccurate" and says it is"inexcusable" that the families may have suffered because of this. 21:43:28 'Our hearts are broken' says mayor "Our hearts are broken here, and nobody ever wants to go through this. I never thought as a mayor I would have to go through this," says the Mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin. He says Uvalde is a"strong community" and will"come back stronger". "We are a family, and like a family we are going to get through this together," says District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee. The state has set up a"one stop shop" Family Assistance Centre for all victims - which means anyone associated with Robb Elementary School. 21:39:56 Mental health hotline for 'anyone' in the community launched Governor Abbott says of anyone who lives in the community"we believe that you would benefit from mental health care services. Those mental health care and services are free, we just want you to ask for them". He says residents can ask for them"today, tomorrow, next month or next year". He says the hotline will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The state has also set up a One Star Foundation fund to assist with the"ongoing challenges faced by the victims of this crime". He encouraged people to make donations to the fund. The fund will help assist any travel or lodging costs for families who have lost love ones and health care costs. "That money is available right now, as we speak," he says. "It is gonna take a long time, but through the generosity of our fellows Texans and the good works and neighbours helping neighbours, we can begin to stitch back together the fabric of Uvalde." 21:36:50 Anonymous donor gives $175,000 to cover funerals An anonymous donor has donated $175,000"so that everything concerning the funeral services is going to be taken care of". "We appreciate that anonymous donor for generosity and we will ensure those resources get into the right hands to make sure that no family who is suffering from incalculable heartbreak at this time will have to worry about a single cost with regard to anything concerning this travesty," says Governor Abbott. 21:35:00 Governor holding a live news conference in Uvalde Following on from his pre-recorded statement to the NRA, Greg Abbott is now speaking live from Uvalde. He says the state of Texas has"tremendous benefits that can aid those who are suffering and those who will continue to suffer, sometimes for many years". 21:29:28 Governor Greg Abbott now delivering pre-recorded remarks He was due to speak at the NRA conference today, but has pre-recorded his message so he could be in Uvalde. He says"laws have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people, peaceful communities". He adds that there are"thousands of laws on the books across the country that limit owning or using a firearm". "Just as laws didn't stop the killer... we will not let his evils acts stop us," he says. 21:21:44 Analysis: NRA comments 'predictable' Niall Stanage, White House columnist at the Hill, tells Sky News that Mr LaPierre's comments were"predictable". He says the speech suggested anyone who doesn't own a gun is"less patriotic" and his speech would"appeal to patriotism", which is characteristic of the organisation. The speech ran through"predictable" topics, including school security, mental health provisions and funding of the police, he adds. "But that doesn't resolve the central question many people ask, why do we see these mass shootings in the United States that we don't typically see in western Europe or other developed nations? "And the difference that seems to stare us all in the face is the guns." 21:10:55 'Taking away their right to self defence is not the answer', says NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, chief of the NRA is now addressing the Houston convention, and says:"Taking away their right to self defense is not the answer." Referencing the Texas school shooting he adds:"We need to protect our schools because our children deserve at least, or infact more protection, than our banks, stadiums and government buildings. "They are our most precious and treasured resource" he says, and they"deserve protection". He cites a commonly used line among Republicans which blames a mental health crisis for continued mass shootings:"We also need to fully fund and fix our nation's broken mental health system." He adds that America needs to fix its"revolving door justice system that spits criminals back on the streets and greases the skins for the next horrific crime". He quotes former President Ronald Reagan, saying:"We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is broken rather than the lawbreaker itself." "There can be no freedom, no security, no safety, without the right for the law abiding to bear arms for self defence," he says. 21:08:09 NRA auditorium 'half full' Images shared from inside the auditorium where the NRA conference is taking place show the audience is only about half full. Jeremy Wallace, a local reporter with the Houston Chronicle has shared this video... 21:00:01 National Rifle Association convention met with anger As the National Rifle Association opens its annual convention, it has been met with angry protests, as it comes just three days after 19 children and two teachers were gunned down in their classroom. Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this.