Uvalde School’s FUTURE Decided – Weeks After Mass Shooting
(RepublicanDaily.org) – In an event that sent shockwaves across America and around the world, a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas last month claimed the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers. Now, the city’s mayor has confirmed the elementary school building will be demolished.
Mayor Don McLaughlin revealed this to Uvalde residents during a council meeting on May 24. He said he had come to this conclusion following coordination with the superintendent. McLaughlin opined it would have been unfair to ask any student or teacher to enter the school building again after what happened there.
The same fate befell Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut after a deadly mass shooting there in 2012. In the wake of the Uvalde shooting, President Joe Biden said he was in favor of demolishing the school building.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers last month will be demolished, the city's mayor says. https://t.co/vsPDGGRtbR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 22, 2022
Law enforcement officials who were in charge of the response to the shooting have been criticized for their failure to intervene more effectively. According to Texas Department of Safety Director Steve McCraw, armed police officers at the scene were in a position to stop the shooting as soon as three minutes after it started. The shooting ultimately went on for one hour and 14 minutes. Mayor McLaughlin also criticized those investigating the shooting for failing to provide his department with information in a timely fashion.
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