19 Children, 2 Teachers Killed In Shooting At Texas School
By Jason Hall
May 24, 2022
Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed a total of 14 students and one teacher were killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday (May 24), ABC News reports.
Gov. Abbott identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, 18, who was "believed" to be killed by responding officers.
"He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott said during an unrelated press briefing via ABC News.
Ramos -- who had a handgun and possibly a rifle during the incident -- reportedly shot his grandmother before entering Robb Elementary School and once again opening fire, according to Gov. Abbott, who didn't provide additional details about the grandmother's status.
Local authorities confirmed "some people" died in the shooting, however, did not provide a confirmed total during a press conference held on Tuesday (May 24) afternoon.
Two responding officers also experienced injuries, but are expected to survive, according to Gov. Abbott.
At least two people have died and more than a dozen others were injured during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, authorities confirmed via CNN.com.
The shooter who caused a district-wide lockdown in Uvalde, Texas in relation to shots fired at Robb Elementary on Tuesday (May 24) has been arrested, police confirmed via 6ABC.com.
"Several" students reportedly received treatment at Uvalde Memorial Hospital's emergency room in relation to the incident.
University Health San Antonio also confirmed two patients -- a child and an adult -- received treatment at its facility, however, said their statuses were unknown as of Tuesday afternoon.
"There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary," the district wrote. "Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.
"The rest of the district is under a Secure Status."
The district had previously announced that all schools were "under a lockdown status due to gunshots in the area," prior to specifically mentioning the active shooter's presence at Robb Elementary.
The district confirmed students were being transported to the Willie DeLeon Civic Center for reunification and the center would be under secure status as the school worked to account for all students.
We have received two patients from the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, one child and one adult. They are currently being evaluated so we don’t have a condition to release at this time.— University Health (@UnivHealthSA) May 24, 2022
There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.— Uvalde CISD (@Uvalde_CISD) May 24, 2022
The rest of the district is under a Secure Status.
“Parents please do not pick up students at this time. You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for,” the district wrote on its Facebook page.
The Uvalde Police Department also confirmed the scene remained active as of 12:23 local time and that students were being transferred for reunification, citing the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School's previous post.
Uvalde is located approximately 85 miles west of San Antonio and has an estimated population of about 16,001 as of 2019.
Robb Elementary School has an enrollment of just under 600 students, according to the Associated Press.
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