Texas shooting shocks the world

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Second, third and fourth graders, as well as two teachers, succumbed to injuries from a shooting at Robb Elementary School, May 24. (Photo/Reuters)

For the children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, it was a normal school  day. With summer vacation right around the corner, no one expected that within just a few hours, their lives would completely change. 

Around 11:30 am, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos opened fire at the school, killing 19 children and two teachers. Texas Public Safety Lieutenant Chris Olivarez stated that before the shooting, the suspect had shot his grandmother and crashed his car before finally opening fire at the elementary school. 

The shooting at Robb Elementary School is the second-deadliest in U.S. history, behind Sandy Hook. 

People from across the nation expressed their outrage at the act of violence. President Biden remarked that he was “sick and tired [of such violence].”

Activist Fred Guttenberg whose daughter Jamie died in the shooting at Majorie Stoneman Douglas also spoke out about the incident. “Their world is spinning,” he remarked, describing the victims’ parents as people “who right now have to think, ‘All I did was send them to school.’”

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