The Uvalde School Shooting Devastated 2 Classrooms. Here's What We Know So Far

Beta O’Rourke confronts Texas Gov. Abbott about gun control during Uvalde press conference

5/25/2022 11:03:00 PM

Beta O’Rourke confronts Texas Gov. Abbott about gun control during Uvalde press conference

The gunman entered two classrooms, “barricaded himself inside that classroom,” and “began shooting anyone that was in his way.'

.He said authorities are still trying to determine a motive and how Ramos obtained the rifle he used.Abbott, a Republican, said Tuesday that state leaders would “do everything that is necessary to ensure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.”

“Too many members on the other side of the aisle are disconnected from the suffering of the American people. Too many members on that side care more about the NRA than they do about families who grieve victims of gun violence,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday, condemning “a plague of gun violence that has taken over this country.”

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Why did Republicans let this happen again? O'Rourke this was not the time to do this foolish stunt. He indeed is a Beta. Can someone explain how gun control would have stopped this shooting? It's easy to scream gun control but hard to actually explain how it would work. I mean really, would an individual willing to commit murder which is illegal, give af about gun laws?🤔

It's on you Gov. Abbott, Senator Cruz. How do you live with yourself. Texas Governor's gonna make sure nothing changes lol Time named him Beta!!!!! Kiss my unsanitary ass! Free speech my ass! Makes you wish that Texas would go ahead and secede, taking Abbot and Patrick with them. lmao you got his name wrong

Time, is this a joke? Calling Beto by the Republican slur Beta? Despicable.

Sandy Hook families speak out after Uvalde school shootingBereaved say it is ‘beyond time to take action’ on gun control in the wake of the killing of 19 children in Texas Gun free zones are dangerous and vulnerable Did they speak out about the kids that were murdered with a red SUV, I can’t remember?

What We Know So Far About the Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, TexasFourteen students and one teacher have been killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman, an 18-year-old from the small city, is also dead, authorities said. Here's what we know so far: We all want this to stop, so how about a real answer? Why not put security at every school? We can protect planes at airports, why can't we do the same with schools? Or we could just keep trying to prevent law-abiding citizens from having guns to stop garbage like this guy. I'll bet the men who enable this kind of insanity sent their kids to private schools with full security. They don't send their kids off to school in fear everyday. Nothing will change b/c it will never effect them. Pro life my ass, these people are pro DEATH. Im assuming The shooter must NOT be white..since cops killed him... If he were melanin challenged.. cops would have pat him on the back gently taking him to a burger king.. uvaldetx Texas Buffalo Robbelementary

Stephen King passionately calls for ‘gun control now’ after Uvalde school shootingKing previously wrote the essay ‘Guns’ in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre just ban guns like normal countries Yeah, we’ll get right on that, Stephen.

Texas attorney general calls for teachers to be armed after massacre in UvaldeTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton repeated his call to arm teachers after a shooter killed more than a dozen children and one teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Short of a total gun ban and door to door seizures of 400 million firearms nothing will stop gun violence. And that’s impossible because the second amendment clearly would prohibit such a law. So let’s stop going around in circles. Nothing will ever change those facts. If the police who were chasing him, and the school security officer who was shooting at him couldn’t stop him from entering the school and killing 23 people, how are teachers? Clueless

Marjorie Taylor Greene tweets ‘we don’t need more gun control’ in response to UvaldeMarjorie Taylor Greene tweets ‘we don’t need more gun control’ in response to Uvalde school shooting. More? Are people complaining it is too hard to buy guns in the U.S? Oh course put guns ahead of children then complain. You voted against the baby formula bill! You care only about your re-election. Shameful

What We Know So Far About the Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, TexasFourteen students and one teacher have been killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman, an 18-year-old from the small city, is also dead, authorities said. Here's what we know so far: We all want this to stop, so how about a real answer? Why not put security at every school? We can protect planes at airports, why can't we do the same with schools? Or we could just keep trying to prevent law-abiding citizens from having guns to stop garbage like this guy. I'll bet the men who enable this kind of insanity sent their kids to private schools with full security. They don't send their kids off to school in fear everyday. Nothing will change b/c it will never effect them. Pro life my ass, these people are pro DEATH. Im assuming The shooter must NOT be white..since cops killed him... If he were melanin challenged.. cops would have pat him on the back gently taking him to a burger king.. uvaldetx Texas Buffalo Robbelementary

.“Thoughts and prayers didn’t bring my mother back after she was gunned down in a hallway at Sandy Hook, she said on Twitter.Law enforcement personnel walk outside Uvalde High School after shooting a was reported earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.high school , as the gunman.

Gunman fired at police before entering at school Law enforcement officials said the gunman appears to have acted alone. “The investigation is telling us that the suspect did act alone at this point,” Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police chief Pete Arredondo told reporters.” She said she had struggled with PTSD after the massacre. Abbott identified the suspected gunman as Salvador Ramos, who was reportedly a student at Uvalde High School . “He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students, and killed a teacher,” Texas Gov. Olivarez said Ramos lived with his grandmother in Uvalde and shot her during a “domestic disturbance” earlier in the day. I’m broken. He fled, exchanged gunfire with local law enforcement officers and shot “several” officers before entering the school building, Olivarez told CBS News . In the essay King called for a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons, writing “when lunatics want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use”.

He said authorities are still trying to determine a motive and how Ramos obtained the rifle he used. Not for the families, not for the community.m. Uvalde is a small, tightly-knit community of about 16,000 people, located between San Antonio and the U.S. It’s devastating.-Mexico border—roughly an hour away from each. Marco Bello—Reuters. Lon Tweeten–TIME Democrats push for gun control legislation Abbott, a Republican, said Tuesday that state leaders would “do everything that is necessary to ensure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.” Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis, 6, died in the shooting in 2012, that he felt defeated.

” But advocates for stronger gun-safety measures criticized Republicans for blocking gun-control legislation, even as mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country. Ten people were shot and killed at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.” Watching the coverage was “almost like an instant replay of Sandy Hook,” he said.Y. , on May 14, by an alleged gunman who espoused white-supremacist views and targeted Black shoppers. Our hearts are with the families and community as this tragic story unfolds. “Too many members on the other side of the aisle are disconnected from the suffering of the American people.

Too many members on that side care more about the NRA than they do about families who grieve victims of gun violence,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday, condemning “a plague of gun violence that has taken over this country. We are devastated about reports that multiple people are dead, including children.” Sen. Chris Murphy, who represents Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook shooting took place, urged his colleagues to take action on gun-safety measures that could prevent future mass shootings.. “Just days after a shooter walked into a grocery store to gun down African American patrons, we have another Sandy Hook on our hands. What are we doing?” Murphy said, speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday.

“Why are you here, if not to solve a problem as existential as this?” “It is our choice to let it continue,” he said. A policeman talks to people asking for information outside of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, on May 24. Dario Lopez-Mills—AP Educators also spoke out, calling on lawmakers to make schools safe places for students and teachers. “Tragedies like this one keep happening while elected officials do nothing; except, in Texas’ case, make firearms more available. How many more mass shootings need to happen before these lawmakers finally take responsibility and address the gun safety issue?” Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina and National Education Association President Becky Pringle said in a joint statement.

“We owe it to our students and educators to make our schools safe and welcoming places where every student can thrive.” Meanwhile, in an emotional press conference before the Golden State Warriors tipped off against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Warriors coach Steve Kerr lashed out at U.S. lawmakers for their inaction on gun control legislation. “Any basketball questions don’t matter,” said Kerr, whose father Malcolm, while serving as the president of the American University of Beirut, was shot and killed on campus in 1984.

“When are we going to do something?” Kerr said, pounding his hand on a table. “I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there … I’m sorry, I’m tired of moments of silence. Enough.” Kerr criticized senators who haven’t voted on H.R.

8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which passed in the House a year ago. “There’s a reason they won’t vote on it,” Kerr said. “To hold on to power. So I ask you, [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell, I ask all of you senators who refuse to do anything about the violence and school shootings and supermarket shootings. I ask you, are you going to put your own desire for power ahead of the lives of our children and our elderly and our churchgoers? Because that’s what it looks like.

It’s what we do every week. So I’m fed up. I’ve had enough.” Overnight, in a Facebook post , Uvalde mayor Don McLaughlin said: “My heart is broken for them all. I ask everyone to lift them up in prayers for God to surround [them] with his love and comfort.

To our community- I know your hearts are broken.” One of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history The Tuesday shooting at Robb Elementary School is the third deadliest school shooting in modern U.S.

history. It also marks the deadliest mass shooting at a school since the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. The shooting at Uvalde means that three of the ten deadliest school shootings in the U.S. have now taken place in Texas.

Here is the list of the deadliest shootings at K-12 schools and colleges in the U.S. in order of the number of fatalities. Virginia Tech: Blacksburg, Virginia, 2007, 32 students and faculty killed. Sandy Hook Elementary School: Newtown, CT, 2012, 20 students, 6 faculty killed, a total of 27 victims.

Robb Elementary School : Uvalde, Texas, 2022,19 students and 2 adults killed, total of 21 victims. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School : Parkland, Florida, 2018, 17 students and teachers killed. University of Texas-Austin: Austin, Texas, 1966, 15 people killed on campus, 17 victims in total. Columbine High School: Columbine, Colorado, 1999. 12 students, 1 teacher killed by two gunmen.

Santa Fe High School: Santa Fe, Texas, 2018, 9 students and 1 teacher killed Umpqua Community College: Roseburg, Oregon, 2015, 8 students and 1 teacher killed. Red Lake Senior High School: Red Lake, Minnesota, 2005, 5 students, 1 teacher, 1 security guard killed, 9 victims in total. Oikos University: Oakland, California, 2012, 7 students killed. Uvalde’s influence in the Chicano Movement Uvalde is a small community of about 16,000 people, located between San Antonio and the U.S.

-Mexico border—roughly an hour away from each. Its population is nearly 80% Hispanic or Latino, with 10% of residents born outside the country, according to Census data . Covering roughly 8 square miles, it’s the kind of rural city where everyone knows each other, attends the same schools and places of worship, and shares in each other’s pain. “We are at the crossroads of cultures with our language and customs,” the city’s website reads . The city — known for its vibrant immigrant culture and its reputation as the “Honey Capital of the World” — is the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey, Roy Rogers’ wife Dale Evans, and former Vice President John Nance Garner.

Uvalde played a role in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early ‘70s, which saw a rise in Mexican Americans from California to Texas fighting for better working conditions and against discrimination in education. Students in colleges and high schools staged walkouts to protest school segregation, the poorer quality of education Mexican American students received, low retention of Latino educators, discipline in the classroom for speaking Spanish, school districts actively holding back high-performing Latino students, and myriad other issues. One such school walkout took place in Uvalde on April 14, 1970. An estimated 500-600 students took part in the protest, which was organized after the school board refused to renew the contract of a beloved Mexican American middle school teacher who advocated for Spanish-speaking students and was one of the few Latino educators in the Uvalde school system—though the small town was, and still is, made up of a Latino majority. The walkout lasted six weeks, possibly the longest school walkout during the Chicano Movement.

Students who participated in the Uvalde walkout describe making the decision to participate despite the sacrifice of their own educational prospects. The Uvalde school board ultimately required the participants of the walkout to drop out or repeat an academic year, according to oral histories collected by the University of Texas at Austin. But collectively, the walkouts across the American Southwest led to an increase in Latino educators in higher positions of power, increases in integration, and changes to the discipline Spanish-speakers faced. “I think it took several years to see any results, as far as having more Spanish-speaking teachers, as far as being more lenient, as far as you were allowed to speak Spanish if you needed to,” one protestor, , told the University of Texas. “I contributed to a change here.

” Correction, May 24 The original version of this story misstated Roy Rogers’ hometown. He was not born in Uvalde, Texas; his wife Dale Evans was. —With reporting by Julia Zorthian, Nik Popli, Jasmine Aguilera, Sean Gregory and Chad de Guzman More Must-Read Stories From TIME .