Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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At least eighteen young children, as well as a staff member, were killed in an attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United States on Tuesday. There are conflicting reports on the exact number of staff killed, although figures on Tuesday night ranged from one to three individuals.
An 18-year-old gunman is suspected to be the lone perpetrator of the intrusion and subsequent attack. Texas Governor Greg Abbott identified the suspected attacker as Salvador Ramos, adding that Ramos had murdered his grandmother before embarking to commit the attack. Abbott stated that Ramos drove and then abandoned his vehicle nearby the school, then entered the building armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle. WOAI-TV and NPR both reported that Ramos was killed by police officers.
The attack is the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. It is also the deadliest attack on an elementary school in the United States since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012, where 20 children and six faculty were killed. At the time, the Sandy Hook shooting sparked national debate on gun rights and gun control.
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"Dozens dead in Connecticut school shooting" — Wikinews, December 14, 2012
SBG San Antonio Staff Reports. "18 students, 3 adults dead following mass school shooting in Uvalde" — WOAI-TV, May 24, 2022
Eugene Garcia, Dario Lopez-Mills. "Gunman kills 18 children, 3 adults in Texas grade school" — Associated Press, May 24, 2022
Vanessa Romo. "A gunman killed at least 18 children and 2 adults at a Texas elementary school" — National Public Radio, May 24, 2022