Texas school shooting: Officials outline updated timeline of attack
Police responding to Texas school massacre have been accused of being ‘unprepared’ and failing to respond as videos reveal parents pleading for officers outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday.
Parents said they urged officers to move into the school as the AR-15 armed attacker shot and killed two teachers and 19 students.
The 10-year-old victim’s father, Jacklyn Cazares, even suggested he could enter himself with other passers-by as he was frustrated that the police were not doing it themselves.
Details of the timeline and events remain unclear, including whether officers failed to stop 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos from entering the school and whether he ‘barricaded’ himself in a classroom before or after killing fourth graders indoors.
Ramos’ messages to recipients on social media appear to show him showing off his weapons and announcing his intention to “shoot an elementary school” moments before the killings.
Miami Heat urges fans to call reps over gun control
Instead of just holding a moment of silence for the victims in Uvalde, Texas, the Miami Heat urged their fans to call their local representatives about gun control.
“The Heat urges you to contact your state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message asking for their support for common sense gun laws,” an announcer said during an NBA game on Wednesday. evening.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 04:00
Shooter was armed with 22 30-round magazines, report says
The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday was possibly armed with 660 rounds packed in high-capacity ammunition magazines during the massacre, ABC News reports.
Salvador Ramos had a 30-round magazine loaded in the AR-15 type assault rifle he used in the shooting, police sources said.
The 18-year-old had six other magazines loaded into a tactical vest he was wearing, as well as 15 other magazines loaded into a rucksack later discovered by police.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 03:30
Rep. Joaquin Castro calls for FBI investigation into police response
Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas wrote to the FBI Director, demanding an investigation into the Uvalde shooting and a police response.
“State authorities have provided the public with conflicting accounts of how the Uvalde tragedy unfolded,” the Democratic congressman tweeted Thursday. “I call on the FBI to use their maximum authority to investigate and provide a full report on the timing, law enforcement response and how 21 Texans were killed.”
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 03:00
Five things Congress is thinking about guns — and if anything will come of it
In the wake of the shooting massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, there are renewed calls for the US government to address the problem that has plagued the country for decades.
But enacting gun restrictions is easier said than done. In the Senate, Democrats hold a narrow 50-50 majority and Republicans are almost unanimously opposed to any gun control legislation.
Here’s a look at the measures Congress is considering and their chances (or lack thereof) of being passed:
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 02:30
Salvador Ramos: Everything we know about the shooter
The shooter who killed at least 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday has been named 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
Governor Greg Abbott said Ramos, who was ultimately shot by law enforcement officers, was “the pure face of evil”.
Ramos was a student at Uvalde High School and lived in the small town 80 miles west of San Antonio.
The teenager had hinted on social media that an attack could happen, State Senator Roland Gutierrez told reporters. “He suggested the kids be careful,” the lawmaker said.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 02:00
‘If they cry, we can cry with them’: support pours in for Uvalde
They came to Uvalde from all over Texas and beyond, offering everything from blood to food to comfort. And a simple message: you are not alone.
On Thursday, a white SUV, parked near the makeshift memorial in the town square, had written on the rear windscreen that they had traveled from Edinburgh, Texas – a four-and-a-half-hour drive – to show their victim and community support.
People were still queuing to donate blood afterwards, with more blood drives scheduled for the coming days and appointments filling up quickly.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 1:45 a.m.
As pressure for action mounts, Senate adjourns for recess
Just two days after a school shooting claimed the lives of 21 people, the US Senate adjourned for its Memorial Day recess. It will be back in session on June 6.
After the massacre, pressure mounted on Congress to pass some kind of meaningful legislation to address gun violence. This pressure, of course, was not enough to cause the Senate to cancel its vacation.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 01:30
O’Rourke continues to hammer Abbott on gun control
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke continued to blast Gov. Greg Abbott on Twitter, referring to previous shootings and laws Mr. Abbott signed making guns more widely available.
“The time to stop Uvalde was right after Sandy Hook. After Santa Fe High. After El Paso,” Mr. O’Rourke tweeted, echoing an impromptu speech he gave at Mr. Abbott’s press conference. “Instead, Abbott made it easier to carry guns in public. The time to stop the next massacre is now.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 01:15
Updated: What happened and when in the Uvalde shooting
Police in Uvalde, Texas face a number of unanswered questions about their handling of the mass shooting that left 21 people dead at Robb Elementary School.
Local officers and Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke about what happened Tuesday in the horror attack that left 19 elementary school students and two teachers dead.
But they have so far been unable to explain how Salvador Ramos was able to barricade himself in a classroom and open fire for more than an hour before being shot.
Here’s what we know so far about the timeline:
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 01:00
The shooter’s last text messages revealed
The Uvalde, Texas mass shooter told a German woman he was chatting with online that he shot his grandmother in the face and planned to attack an elementary school moments before the massacre .
Salvador Ramos, 18, sent the texts on Tuesday just before barricading himself in a classroom at Robb Elementary School, where he killed 19 students and two teachers. The shooter was eventually killed by Border Patrol agents, but not before police responded to cries from desperate parents asking them to enter the school.
In the text exchange, the shooter mentions his grandmother, saying he was “waiting for this bitch”. He also said he had to wait until his grandfather left before he could act.
Nathan SquareMay 27, 2022 12:30 a.m.
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