Texans react to Uvalde elementary school shooting

Several Texans, including politicians, are reacting and tweeting about the Uvalde school shooting on Tuesday afternoon, May 24. The Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two individuals arrived at the hospital dead after the shooting at Robb Elementary. The hospital also said that 13 children were received via ambulance and buses for treatment.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that 14 students and one teacher were killed in the shooting and that the suspected gunman, Salvador Ramos, 18, was also killed by police.

Ina Minjarez, a lawyer and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 124 in San Antonio, tweeted out a statement following the school shooting.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the families of the two children whose lives were lost and the families of the more than a dozen students injured in the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde,” the statement reads. “I hope and pray for their swift and complete recovery.”

Other San Antonio politicians including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and former mayor Julián Castro shared their thoughts on Tuesday afternoon following the shooting.

“Uvalde is experiencing the sickening aftermath of a horrific mass shooting,” Nirenberg wrote on Twitter. “At least 14 children and a teacher are gone. Pray for the lost, their families, and Uvalde. San Antonio has sent mass casualty resources to the region and will do all we can to help our neighbors heal.”


“Fourteen CHILDREN dead,” Castro tweeted. “Absolutely devastating. My heart goes out to the Uvalde community. This is not normal or inevitable. Children and parents should NEVER be accustomed to this violence. We must, MUST act on gun legislation.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote on Tuesday he and his wife Heidi are “lifting up in prayer for the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde.”

“We are in close contact with local officials, but the precise details are still unfolding,” Cruz tweeted. “Thank you to the heroic law enforcement and first responders for acting so swiftly.”

San Antonio Spurs players Tre Jones and Lonnie Walker IV took to social media about the news. Jones wrote on Twitter, “Prayers out to all the families involved in the school shooting at Robb Elementary.” “Seems like a weekly thing in this country. Don’t know what else needs to happen for something to change. Kids go to school and aren’t even safe.”

Walker IV wrote on Twitter, “Prayers for Uvalde, Texas. When will this end this breaks my heart. Something has to change .. children, grocery stores, this is sickening.”

Other athletes including LeBron James, Laurie Hernandez, and Alex Morgan also took to Twitter to react to the latest shooting.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of love ones loss and injured at Robb Elementary School in Ulvade, TX,” James tweeted. “Like when is enough enough man !!!” These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously ‘AT SCHOOL’ where it’s suppose to be the safest! “











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