Texas School Shooting: 18 out of 21 students shot dead at Rob Elementary School in Yuvarde.Teen gunman dead

Houston, May 25: In one of the worst school shootings in American history, an 18-year-old shooter killed 21 people, including 18 children, before police fires eliminated the perpetrators at an elementary school in Texas. , Severely injured several others. Around 11:30 am on Tuesday, ammunition rang from Rob Elementary School in the town of Yuvarde, Texas. It is 134 km from San Antonio.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott identified the murderer as Salvador Ramos, a resident of the area where the school was located. The archer’s motives remain unknown. “He was horribly shot dead incomprehensible. 14 students and teachers killed him,” Abbott said in the evening. After that, tolls killed 18 children and 3 adults. Two law enforcement officers have been shot dead, but are expected to recover, according to Mr. Abbott.

Ramos was armed with a pistol and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, law enforcement sources confirmed. The shooter also had a large magazine. US President Joe Biden said he “must act” after the shooting at a school in Texas.

The name of the deceased and other details had not yet been announced. According to the school website, the student is between the ages of 5 and 11.

Police chief Uvalde, Pete Arredondo, said, “A large number of casualties occurred at Robb Elementary School around 11:32 this morning.” He said the murderer acted as a lone wolf-shot dead in a police exchange.

He said the children who died were in grades 2, 3, and 4, between the ages of seven and ten. US President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting during his return flight from Japan at the Quad Summit.

Biden will address the media in an evening shooting after returning to Washington, said his spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre. In the tweet, Jean-Pierre wrote: “His (Biden’s) prayer is with his family affected by this terrible event.” Biden ordered the US flag to raise a half-mast until sunset on Saturday, May 28, in memory of those killed in Texas.

The US flag across all public buildings, premises, military camps, naval bases, naval vessels, embassies, consulates, and military facilities will be half-flag. In Yuvarde, all schools were locked when the gunshots were heard.

In addition to the confirmed deaths, many were injured. The number of injured has not been disclosed. Texas people throughout the state were saddened for their victims.

Abbott said: “Cecilia (his wife) and I mourn this horrific loss and ask all Texans to come together and show unwavering support to all who are suffering.”

Abbott said he had instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement agencies to investigate the shooting.

The disturbing message on the school’s website is: “Rob Elementary Parents, don’t pick up students at this time. Students need to be explained before they are released to care. When all the explanations are complete, they will be notified to pick them up. .for.”

Authorities said the city’s civic center was used as a unified center where relatives of the victims could obtain information from the state and coordinate other functions. The South Texas Blood Tissue Center has filed a public appeal for blood donations. They have already sent over 15 units of blood and are deficient.

There is a shortage of blood in the local hospitals currently treating the injured. There is an emergency blood donation scheduled for Wednesday. A fierce debate about gun control was involved in the shooting.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said teachers should be armed to prevent such incidents in the future. “By arming teachers and other managers, we could prevent future attacks until the authorities arrive,” Paxton told newsmax, a conservative press.

“Usually the first responder can’t arrive in time to prevent shooting, which isn’t possible unless there are police officers on every campus,” he said. “I think you’ll have to do more at school.”

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted, “Today, the whole of Texas is in mourning. Shooting at Rob Elementary School is the worst nightmare for all parents and teachers. To loved ones who took care of and lost their lives. As parents, I can’t imagine the pain they should be feeling. “

“I will contact local Uvalde officials and travel there as soon as I get there. Parents, children and teachers don’t have to wonder if it’s safe to go to school. This is very It’s a tough time. For the close Uvalde community and all the Texans. “

Texas State Senator Ted Cruz described the shooting of Yuvalde as “really scary,” but said gun reform was not a way to prevent such crimes. “Restricting the rights of citizens to comply with the law is ineffective. It is ineffective. Crime cannot be prevented,” he told reporters.

He said “chasing Ferron” prevented such crimes and criticized other politicians for attempting to “advance their own political agenda” by demanding gun control. .. US President Joe Biden accuses Texas school shootings in the “gun lobby” and demands “gun law.”

From past experience, he added that on-campus armed law enforcement is the most effective way to keep children safe. “I don’t know the details of what happened at Rob Elementary School, but I have a lot of time to find out what steps I could take to improve the safety and security of the school right now,” he said. rice field.

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