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Texas school shooting LIVE updates: 'Heartbroken,' pained as Texas town mourns school victims
THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 26, 2022, 11:27:41 IST

Texas school shooting LIVE updates: 'Heartbroken,' pained as Texas town mourns school victims

America disgraced itself with yet another mass shooting in a Texas school, where a teenager with state-legislated easy access to military grade guns massacred 19 children. Salvador Ramos, 18, went on the rampage after shooting his grandmother and was later shot dead. Media reports said the teenager, a student at the same Robb Elementary School, was upset over failing grades and being bullied. Reports also say all those killed were in one room. Stay with TOI for latest updates:Read Less

10:51 (IST) May 26

'Heartbroken,' pained as Texas town mourns school victims

Ryan Ramirez fought back tears at a Wednesday vigil as he spoke of his "lovable" 10-year-old daughter Alithia, an aspiring artist who was among the 19 schoolchildren killed in a cold-blooded shooting that has devastated a tight-knit community. Read more

09:32 (IST) May 26

India too needs to tighten laws on acquisition of firearms: Chidambaram after Texas shooting

09:08 (IST) May 26

Slain child's father says police were unprepared

The father of a child killed by a shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school says police were slow to move in and were unprepared. Read more

08:41 (IST) May 26

"This is on you": Texas Democratic politician Beto O'Rourke to officials at a press conference after the massacre at a school in Uvalde

He has been seething for years over America's surging gun violence and inaction on firearm reform.

08:24 (IST) May 26

'No idea this was goodbye': Texas families grieve on social media

Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, a fourth grader at Robb Elementary, was beaming with pride on Tuesday in a family photo posted on Facebook by her mother showing the girl holding an "A" Honor Roll certificate she earned for excellent school grades. Read more

08:03 (IST) May 26

Bullied gunman was upset over failing grades

America disgraced itself with yet another mass shooting in a Texas school, where a teenager with state-legislated easy access to military grade guns massacred 19 children. The 18-year old, named as Salvador Ramos, went on the rampage after shooting his grandmother (who survived). He was killed by a border patrol agent in a shootout. Media reports said the teenager, a student at the same Robb Elementary School in the mostly Latino town of Uvalde was upset over failing grades and being bullied because of a lisp and for dressing unconventionally. His since-removed Instagram account featured photos of a young man with shoulder-length hair, his eyes closed. The account also included images of two assault rifles and a plastic gun magazine.

08:01 (IST) May 26

Gunman was bullied for lisp; he had ‘warned’ online about shooting plan

08:00 (IST) May 26

GOP roasted for their gun-ho attitude

Conservative Republicans are on the run politically in America with accusations of having blood on their hands following another sickening mass shooting. A permissive gun culture they have enabled in the name of protecting the constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms is alleged to be the trigger that is perpetuating massacres across the US. Calling them murderers and baby-killers, angry Americans lit into many Republican lawmakers who have openly boasted of opposing Democratsponsored gun control measures and supporting gun rights legislation in the name of protecting freedom.

07:59 (IST) May 26

The attack at Robb Elementary School in the heavily Latino town of Uvalde was the deadliest shooting at a US school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, reports NYT.

07:58 (IST) May 26

‘Fourth graders jumped out of a window to escape’

Juan Paulo Ybarra Jr said his little sister, a 10-year-old student at Robb Elementary School, described what happened in the moments before and leading to the massacre at her school. Ybarra said that his sister told him that her fourth-grade class had been watching a movie when she looked out of the classroom window and saw a man outside with a gun. She alerted her teacher, and soon the classroom could hear gunfire aimed toward nearby windows. Finally, Ybarra said, his sister described her and her fellow classmates jumping out of the window, one by one, and running to a funeral home across the street for refuge. (NYT)

07:57 (IST) May 26

Texas shooting deadliest attack on school in 10 years

22:07 (IST) May 25

Gun violence response leaves US standing a world apart

For nearly a decade, America's satirical "The Onion" publication has run a headline that's come to epitomize the futility many people feel in the wake of yet another US gun massacre."'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens" reads the title, which the outlet published on Wednesday for the 21st time since 2014.The headline routinely makes the social media rounds after mass shootings, as flags are lowered to half-staff, moments of silence are held and US lawmakers offer words of condolence, perhaps even anger or tears -- but ultimately little else.

21:27 (IST) May 25

Olivarez said that all of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary.

21:27 (IST) May 25

The killer “barricaded himself by locking the door and just started shooting children and teachers that were inside that classroom,” Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety said. “It just shows you the complete evil of the shooter.”

21:20 (IST) May 25

US President Joe Biden reacts to the Texas school shooting.

21:15 (IST) May 25

Biden planning visit to Texas after school massacre: Official

US President Joe Biden is planning to visit the Texas town where a gunman killed 19 schoolchildren and two teachers, possibly as early as this weekend, a senior administration official said. White House officials were still working out details for a visit to Uvalde, Texas, the official told Reuters.

20:43 (IST) May 25

Why guns are American ‘culture’ and shootings an epidemic

20:36 (IST) May 25

The gunman began his rampage by shooting his grandmother at home. He then drove to the nearby school where he crashed his car and entered the building wearing tactical gear and carrying a rifle, authorities said.

20:34 (IST) May 25

All those killed at Texas school were in 1 room

A law enforcement official says all those killed at a Texas elementary school were in the same classroom. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez tells CNN that all victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. That's about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in Tuesday's shooting.

19:52 (IST) May 25

The gunman who killed 19 children and two adults inside an elementary school in Texas an elementary school carried a long rifle with multiple rounds of ammunition and wore a “tactical vest” as body armor, Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

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Texas school shooting LIVE updates: 'Heartbroken,' pained as Texas town mourns school victims