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SCHOOL HORROR: 19 understudies, 2 educators dead in Texas primary school firing, shooter ID’d

Emergency personnel gathers near Robb Elementary School following a shooting.
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Emergency personnel gathers near Robb Elementary School following a shooting.
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A youngster shooter started shooting at a Texas primary school Tuesday, killing something like 21 individuals — including 19 children and two educators — before he was shot dead by police in one of the deadliest school butchers in US history, authorities said.

The shooter, recognized as Salvador Ramos, 18, supposedly shot his grandma prior to going to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with two attack rifles around 11:32 a.m. nearby time, as per authorities.

SCHOOL HORROR: 19 understudies, 2 educators dead in Texas primary school firing, shooter ID’d

The wrongdoing binge — frightfully reminiscent of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 dead — occurred only two days from the finish of the school year and sent guardians scrambling in a distraught quest for their youngsters.

“This is simply underhanded,”

Rey Chapa, whose nephew goes to the school that has second, third and fourth graders, told the New York Times.

“I’m worried I will know a ton of these children that were killed.”

Salvador Ramos
Ramos was killed by responding officers.
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Salvador Ramos
Photos from Ramos’ social media.
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Salvador Ramos
Photos of firearms from Ramos’ social media.
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Brandon Elrod told ABC 13 he was looking for his 10-year-old girl.

“She may not be alive,” he said.

Holding back tears, he then asked a writer at the scene where the closest burial service home was,

“because we can’t track down my little girl.”

“Really miserable, truly miserable, what this world’s coming to,”

he added.

Police authorities from the Texas Department of Public Safety, US Customs and Border Protection and a large number of nearby organizations slipped on the little town situated around 60 miles east of the Mexico boundary to answer the shooting, which has left inhabitants staggering.

Follow the Post’s live inclusion of the Texas primary school shooting

“Texans across the state are lamenting for the survivors of this silly wrongdoing and for the local area of Uvalde,”

Gov. Greg Abbott said in a proclamation.

“Cecilia and I grieve this awful misfortune and we ask all Texans to meet up to show our unflinching help to all who are languishing. We thank the valiant specialists on call who attempted to get Robb Elementary School at long last.”

Tuesday’s shooting was one of the most terrible school slaughters in US history — in 2012, 20 first graders and six teachers were killed in a taking shots at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The shooter all things considered, Adam Lanza, gunned down his mom in bed prior to starting to shoot at the school.

32 individuals kicked the bucket in a taking shots at Virginia Tech in 2007.

Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene
Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene.
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A child looks on through a glass window from inside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Marco Bello
A child looks through a glass window from inside the Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School.
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Abbott, speaking during an unrelated press conference in Abilene, said Ramos abandoned his vehicle and entered the school before

“horrifically” and “incomprehensibly”

slaughtering more than a dozen students and a teacher before he was killed by responding officers.

Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez told CNN 20 people in total were killed and two assault rifles, which the gunman had purchased on his 18th birthday, were used in the massacre.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said later Tuesday that Ramos’ grandmother was also killed, but later clarified that she was in critical condition. A teacher identified as Eva Mireles was killed along with the 19 children, ABC 13 reported.

Fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia, who co-taught along the other teacher Eva Mireles, was also killed. Other victims were identified as students Rojelio Torres, Amerie Jo Garza, Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, Nevaeh Bravo and Uziyah Garcia.

Police walk near Robb Elementary School
Police walk near Robb Elementary School.
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A child gets on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene
A child gets on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene at Robb Elementary School.
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Map of Uvalde Texas where Salvador Ramos fatally shot 14 students and one teacher at Robb Elementary
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At 11:43 a.m., about 11 minutes after cops say the shooting began, Robb Elementary School officials wrote on Facebook the building was placed on lock-down

“due to gunshots in the area”

– but insisted that children were safe inside.

“The students and staff are safe in the building. The building is secure in a Lockdown Status. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus,”

the Facebook post reads.

“As soon as the Lockdown Status is lifted you will be notified. Thank you for your cooperation!”

But approximately 30 minutes later, school officials wrote on Facebook that an “active shooter” was in the building. It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday night how Ramos got inside amid the lock-down.

A woman reacts while talking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up after a suspected shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022.
A woman reacts on the phone outside a civic center where Robb Elementary School students were taken after the shooting.
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In addition to the deaths, at least another 15 kids, two adults and two officers who responded to the shooting were injured in the melee, according to hospital officials and Abbott.

Fourteen children and one adult with minor injuries were taken to Uvalde Medical Center, the hospital’s CEO Tom Nordwick told The Post.

By the evening, some of those injured were already being discharged and three had been transferred to hospitals in San Antonio, Nordwick said, declining to provide information on the patient’s conditions.

A 10-year-old girl and 66-year-old woman, both in critical condition, were taken to University Health San Antonio, the only Level 1 trauma center for both adults and children in the region.

An active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
An active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
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The two officers who were also wounded

“have no serious injuries,”

Abbott said.

The Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District have released few details about the shooting. During an evening press conference, school district officials and the district’s chief of police Pete Arredondo read a short statement that didn’t address the number of casualties. They declined to answer questions.

“I can confirm right now that we have several injuries, adults and students, and we do have some deaths,”

Arredondo said.

“DPS is assisting with the investigation and at this point the investigation is leading to tell us that the suspect did act alone during this heinous crime.

A woman reacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022.
A woman reacts after the shooting, which is the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
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“We do want to keep all their families in our prayers. I hope you do as well and we also want to respect the privacy of the family. The crime scene is still being worked on and again we’ll notify the parents and the families as soon as we have some news for them.”

The shooter, who Abbott said was a US citizen who attended Uvalde High School, had a purported Instagram account that included one brooding selfie and numerous pictures of firearms and ammunition.

In one post, he tagged a woman in an image of two rifles and then messaged her:

“Be grateful I tagged you.”

The woman, who shared the purported exchanges on her own account, claims she did not know the shooter and replied back confused, asking why he was tagging her in snaps of guns.

Then on Tuesday morning, the account cryptically messaged her, “I’m about to” and then, a few hours later,

“I got a little secret.”

When the woman questioned what he meant, he said he’d tell her “before 11″ but the woman fell asleep before she could answer the messages.

“The only reason I responded to him was because I was afraid of him I wish I stayed awake to at least try to convince him to not commit [this] crime,”

the woman later wrote in an Instagram story post.

“He’s a stranger I know nothing about him he decided to tag me in his gun post. I’m so sorry for the victims and their families I really don’t know what to say.”

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