15 killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

CNA Staff   By CNA Staff


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Denver Newsroom, May 24, 2022 / 15:29 pm (CNA).

A gunman killed 14 students and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of San Antonio, on Tuesday.

Texas Governor Grett Abbott said May 24 the shooter, a local 18-year-old, has died, believed to have been killed by responding law enforcement. He identified the attacker as Salvador Ramos, saying he was armed with a handgun, and possibly a rifle.

The governor added, “It is believed that two responding officers were struck by rounds, but have no serious injuries.”

Some students and staff are being treated in nearby hospitals.

The incident is believed to be the worst school shooting since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, in which in the attacker killed 26.

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth has tweeted, “Let us pray for the families of these children killed or traumatized by this evil action and let us take serious steps forward in protecting vulnerable life and promoting justices for the safety of our children.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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  1. It would not be terribly difficult to improve security in our schools. Since they continue to be soft targets, they continue to be targeted by disturbed individuals seeking to wreak havoc.

    I have to ask why we have not yet improved security in these places where our precious children spend so much of their lives. We should have done it decades ago — after the Columbine shooting, say.

    I can only imagine that it’s because these horrific incidents actually further the agenda of the left. They’re the ones who just minutes after these tragedies — before the little bodies are even warm — Democratic politicians are in front of microphones spouting their soulless, unfeeling talking points.

    I know how outrageous it sounds for me to level this charge — and I would absolutely agree with you — but think about it:

    Democrats advocate abortion, which costs about a million children’s lives each year in America alone.

    Fifteen or twenty more every week or two might be viewed as an acceptable toll by ideologues intent on taking unopposed control of a nation of 330 million people.

    If that’s too horrible a possibility for you to countenance, I hope you are able to come up with another possible explanation for tolerating this unimaginable holocaust. (School shootings, I mean, not abortion.)

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