fourteen children and a teacher killed – Liberation


A mass killing occurred on Tuesday in a school in the town of Uvalde, causing the death of fifteen people. The 18-year-old suspect is deceased.

A horrifying mass murder. An elementary school in Texas was the scene, this Tuesday evening French time, of a shooting which caused the death of fifteen people, 14 children and a teacher.

The shooter “killed, in an atrocious and senseless way, 14 students and he killed a teacher”said Greg Abbott, the governor of the state, specifying that the suspect, aged 18, had also died in this drama which struck the Robb elementary school in the town of Uvalde, located about 130 kilometers west of San Antonio.

The shooter also shot his grandmother

The suspect would also have shot his grandmother before entering the school, also indicated the governor of Texas, without giving details on the state of health of this other target. Greg Abbott also indicated that the shooter had a handgun and possibly a rifle as well. Two police officers who intervened were injured but their lives would not be in danger, announced the governor of Texas.

“When parents drop off their children at school, they expect to be able to pick up their child at the end of the day. There are families who are grieving right nowlaments Greg Abbott. These parents will not be able to get their children back and the State of Texas is in mourning with them.”

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.

This attack plunges the country back into the throes of school shootings. America was particularly marked by the tragedy in a high school in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people, the majority of them teenagers, in 2018.

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.

In mid-May, America was bereaved by a racist shooting that killed 10 African-Americans in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.


Source: Libération by www.liberation.fr.

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