19 Children Among Dead In Texas Primary School Attack

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Nineteen young children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas.

The gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School – which teaches children aged seven to 10 – in the city of Uvalde before he was killed by law enforcement, officials said.

The 18-year-old suspect had a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines, investigators say.

The teenager is suspected of shooting his grandmother before the rampage.

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Local media report he may have been a high school student in the area.

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo said the shooting began at 11:32 local time on Tuesday, and that investigators believe the attacker “did act alone during this heinous crime”.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the shooter, whom he named as Salvador Ramos, abandoned a vehicle before entering the school to “horrifically, incomprehensibly” open fire.

An Uvalde school district police officer, who worked at the school, saw Ramos emerge from the vehicle carrying a rifle and wearing body armour, according to Erick Estrada from the Texas Department of Public Safety, who was speaking to CNN.

The officer “engaged” the suspect but was unable to stop him, Mr Estrada said. Two more officers from Uvalde Police Department also attempted to stop Ramos but were unable to do so, and called for back-up.

Several of the children who died have been identified.

Family members confirmed the deaths of 10-year-olds Xavier Lopez and Amerie Jo Garza in statements on Tuesday night.

Angel Garza said on Facebook that his daughter Amerie had been killed.

“My little love is now flying high with the angels above. Please don’t take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them,” he said.

The two adults who died were both teachers – Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles.

According to the school district’s website, Mrs Garcia is a mother-of-four and had been a teacher for 23 years. The same website says that Ms Mireles had been a teacher for 17 years, has a daughter in college and loved running and hiking.

Nearly 500 pupils are enrolled in the predominantly Hispanic school around 85 miles (135km) west of the city of San Antonio.

(Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61573377)

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The state of affairs in the US is distilled in this one blog post – https://fivegunswest.blogspot.com/2022/05/ill-be-glad-when-youre-dead-you-rascal.html.

    The actions of the people of St. Lucia and their elected government (from the musical chairs game played every 5 years) is mere aping (monkey see, monkey do – as is the Morne Serpent incident) of the content sold around the globe by US media as news (mostly propaganda) and entertainment (there is very little distinction, nowadays); content whose sole purpose is to immunize the sensibilities of the rest of the world to the US’ campaign of economic and military terror that is being waged against them (much like the reactions – actually inertia – of crabs that are steadily being boiled alive in a pot).

  2. Why no one ever come out and label these horrific acts as American Terrorism? Why our politicians are so afraid across the region? Are they afraid by saying so that their US visa will be revoked? We allow the American Authorities to do and say what they wanted with us but we cannot say nothing about them. For the Americans, there definition of terrorism is that you MUST be from the religion of Islam or have a Muslim name. If any of these killers had a Muslim name or their were of Muslim background somehow you’d see how they would have find a trace to some Muslim terrorist group. But it is good their 1st amendment is haunting there own society.

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