The youngsters at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, were two days from their late spring break when Tuesday’s slaughter unfurled.
They had visited the zoo and taken part in a skilled and-gifted grandstand, late posts on the school’s Facebook page showed. Tuesday was grants day, as indicated by the schedule, and students were welcome to wear a pleasant outfit and tomfoolery shoes as a feature of a “free and extravagant” subject.
In any case, at 11:43am, a note was posted on the Facebook channel: “If it’s not too much trouble, know right now Robb Elementary is under a lockdown status because of discharges nearby. The understudies and staff are protected in the structure,” it read.
Then, at that point, came a subsequent message: “There is a functioning shooter at Robb Elementary. Policing nearby.”
School heads requested that guardians stay away. The school serves around 570 youngsters in 2nd through 4th grades, almost 90% of them Hispanic.
The subtleties that came next were destroying: a 18-year-old shooter had started shooting at the school, killing 19 youngsters and two grown-ups, authorities said.
Messages poured in from around the world, offering petitions and communicating shock at one more US mass shooting.
“Our hearts are breaking for the families that have been impacted by this malevolence,” Susan Vanderwier of Indiana composed on the school’s Facebook page.
The school area said the grade school, where the understudy statement of purpose is “Live. Learn. Love. Lead,” would stay shut for the last days of the school year.Latest Episodes
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