Texas: 15 dead including 14 children in a shooting in a school


Fifteen people – 14 children and a teacher – were killed in a shooting that mourned a school in Texas on Tuesday, May 14, announced the governor of the state.

The shooter “killed, in an atrocious and senseless way, 14 students and he killed a teacher”, said Greg Abbott, adding that the 18-year-old suspect also died in the tragedy that struck Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, located about 130 kilometers west of San Antonio . According to Greg Abbott, the suspect, killed by the police, was called Salvador Ramos and killed his grandmother before going to school. The motives of this attack, one of the worst in a school for years, are for the moment unknown.

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Earlier, Uvalde Memorial Hospital had said on Facebook that they had taken care of “13 children”specifying that two people “were deceased” when they arrived, without specifying their age. A 66-year-old woman is also in a ” critical state “announced another hospital, University Health, located in San Antonio, which says it has received “two patients”an adult and a child.

The shooting occurred at Robb Elementary School, a town between San Antonio and the Mexican border. More than 500 children were studying at the school during the 2020-2021 school year, according to state data. Ted Cruz, Republican senator from Texas, thanked the “heroic law enforcement” and emergency services for their intervention during this “awful shooting”.

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The attack plunged the country back into the throes of school shootings, which are frequently repeated with shocking images of traumatized students forced to confine themselves to their classrooms before being evacuated by law enforcement and parents panicked, desperate to hear from their children.

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The country was particularly marked by the tragedy in a high school in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people, the majority of them teenagers, in 2018.

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Shootings in public places are almost daily in the United States and gun crime is on the rise in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami or San Francisco, especially since the 2020 pandemic. America has been mourned by a racist shooting that left 10 African Americans dead in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.



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