LIVE: 18 children, 3 adults killed in Texas elementary school shooting

5/25/2022 2:57:00 AM

Abbott says 14 children and one teacher were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

The death toll from the shooting at a Texas elementary school has risen to 18 children and three adults, a state senator said.

Abbott says 14 children and one teacher were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

The death toll also included three adults, according to state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who said he was briefed by state police on the fatalities. But it was not immediately clear whether that number included the assailant., in what authorities say was a racist attack.

A Border Patrol agent who was nearby when the shooting began rushed into the school without waiting for backup and shot and killed the gunman, who was behind a barricade, according to a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about it.

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But just think of all the money republican lawmakers received from gun lobbyists. Isn’t that more important than 18 school childrens lives?

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Texas School Shooting Live Updates: Death toll climbs to 15, Texas governor saysAuthorities are responding to reports of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Follow for the latest. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement to Twitter following the 'horrific' shooting at Robb Elementary School. Updates here: Watch Pastor John Lowe II admit to his church that he took the virginity of 16 yr old girl on his Office floor at Church. 'Grieving'.

Gov. Abbott touts plan to handle Texas border surge had Title 42 been liftedGovernor Greg Abbott revealed how prepared Texas would have been to handle a surge of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants if a border policy was lifted on Monday as President Joe Biden wanted. Lol your giving TEXAS a very bad name, hope you have a exit strategy. Your gonna need it. Why are you giving the Angel of Death free air time? We're providing free security to two big Texas ranches that don't need it. All so when they do cross, they're 'trespassing' on private land. It's a big con by a man who could care less about human life. You guys going to be covering how much money Abbott's election boondoggle has cost the state or would that be awkward?

14 students, 1 teacher dead after shooting at Texas elementary school: Gov. AbbottAt least two children are dead and over a dozen injured after an 'active shooter' incident at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, according to hospital officials. A suspect has been taken into custody, police said. The Uvalde Police Department did not immediately provide further information. 💔 The Republican party, and everyone who votes to keep them in office, is squarely to blame for these murders. They work tirelessly to ensure these slaughters can continue unabated. It's lunacy. whyyyy do yall, and only yall, keep saying 14 died when all other outlets say 2?

14 students, 1 teacher dead after shooting at Texas elementary school: Gov. AbbottIn addition to those killed, at least a dozen others were injured. A suspect is in custody. (via ABC News) GunControlFUCKINGNOW Surprised it even made the news.

Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting: 16 dead, including 14 kids, Abbott saysSixteen people are dead, including 14 children, one teacher, and the suspected gunman following a report of an 'active shooter' at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, of Uvalde. The number just keeps on going up This latest mass shooting was brought to you courtesy of the Pro-Death Pro-Gun Republican Party! Nikolas Cruz, the accused gunman in the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., plans to plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder. On Friday, he pleaded guilty in a separate case related to his assault of a sheriff’s deputy while in jail. HORRID..

Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children, officials said, and the gunman was dead.In a news release, Abbott will participate in an aerial tour of the southern border with officials from the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety.Texas Live Updates Two are dead and more than a dozen children have been injured after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, AP reports.DALLAS - A legal challenge keeps Title 42 in place for now.

The death toll also included three adults, according to state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who said he was briefed by state police on the fatalities.m. But it was not immediately clear whether that number included the assailant. Police are expected to hold a press conference soon to release further details. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.m.S. But last week, a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit from more than 20 states that it remain in effect.

grade school since a gunmen killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago. Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved. Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. And it came just 10 days after a gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers  at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York , in what authorities say was a racist attack. Federal law enforcement officials said the death toll was expected to rise. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release investigative details. Tuesday afternoon at Robb Elementary School. The gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun and possibly a rifle, Gov. The Department of Homeland Security predicts a surge of up to 18,000 asylum seekers a day at the southern border if Title 42 is repealed.

Greg Abbott said. Officials did not immediately reveal a motive, but the governor identified the assailant as Salvador Ramos and said he was a resident of the heavily Latino community about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio. "Parents are asked to pick up students at the regular dismissal times at the child's campus," CISD later posted around 4 p. A Border Patrol agent who was nearby when the shooting began rushed into the school without waiting for backup and shot and killed the gunman, who was behind a barricade, according to a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about it. The agent was wounded but able to walk out of the school, the law enforcement source said. Police are at the scene of a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left at least two people dead and many more injured. Officers will be on site to escort students to the parents cars. In response to the non-stop surge, Gov.

(KABB/WOAI) Abbott said the shooter was likely killed by police officers but that the events were still being investigated. The school district’s police chief, Pete Arredondo, said that the attacker acted alone. The massacre of young children was another gruesome moment for a country scarred by an almost ceaseless string of mass killings at churches, schools and stores. Law enforcement is on site. And the prospects for any reform in the nation’s gun regulations seemed at least as dim as in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook deaths. The gunman in Uvalde “shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students, and killed a teacher,” the governor said, adding that two officers were also wounded but were expected to survive. Had Title 42 been lifted, FOX 4 News has learned the Texas National Guard had a C-130 ready in Fort Worth.

“Pray for the lost, their families, and Uvalde,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a tweet. The rest of the district is under a Secure Status. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded, but Arredondo said there were “several injuries.” Earlier, Uvalde Memorial Hospital said 13 children were taken there. Another hospital reported a 66-year-old woman was in critical condition. Robb Elementary School has an enrollment of just under 600 students, and Arredondo said it serves students in the second, third and fourth grade. Abbott says Texas will continue to bus asylum seekers who volunteer to be dropped off in Washington, D.

He did not provide ages of the children who were shot. This was the school’s last week of classes before summer break. A heavy police presence surrounded the school Tuesday afternoon, with officers in heavy vests diverting traffic and FBI agents coming and going from the building. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting on Air Force One as he returned from a five-day trip to Asia. Biden was scheduled to deliver remarks Tuesday evening at the White House. "One thing we have found with the implementation of Operation Lone Star it has shifted activity to New Mexico, Arizona and California," he claimed.

Uvalde is home to about 16,000 people and is the seat of government for Uvalde County. The town is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the border with Mexico. Robb Elementary is in a mostly residential neighborhood of modest homes. The tragedy in Uvalde was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, and it added to a grim tally of mass shootings in the state that have been among the deadliest in the U.S.

over the past five years. In 2018, a gunman fatally shot 10 people at Santa Fe High School in the Houston area. A year before that, a gunman at a Texas church killed more than two dozen people during a Sunday service in the small town of Sutherland Springs. In 2019, another gunman at a Walmart in El Paso killed 23 people in a racist attack. The shooting came days before the National Rifle Association annual convention was set to begin in Houston.

Abbott and both of Texas’ U.S. senators were among elected Republican officials who were the scheduled speakers at a Friday leadership forum sponsored by the NRA’s lobbying arm. Source: KTXS In the years since Sandy Hook, the gun control debate in Congress has waxed and waned. Efforts by lawmakers to change U.

S. gun policies in any significant way have consistently faced roadblocks from Republicans and the influence of outside groups such as the NRA. A year after Sandy Hook, Sens. Joe Manchin a West Virginia Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, negotiated a bipartisan proposal to expand the nation’s background check system.

But as the measure was close to being brought to the Senate floor for a vote, it became clear it would not get enough votes to clear a 60-vote filibuster hurdle. Then-President Barack Obama, who had made gun control central to his administration’s goals after the Newtown shooting, called Congress’ failure to act “a pretty shameful day for Washington.” Last year, the House passed two bills to expand background checks on firearms purchases. One bill would have closed a loophole for private and online sales. The other would have extended the background check review period.

Both languished in the 50-50 Senate, where Democrats need at least 10 Republican votes to overcome objections from a filibuster. ___ Associated Press writers Jake Bleiberg in Dallas, Ben Fox in Washington, Paul J. Weber in Austin and Juan Lozano in Houston contributed to this report. Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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