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Backpack displayed in remembrance of 19 students killed in Uvalde shooting removed from district office

Nineteen backpacks symbolize every baby killed, whereas two instructor totes symbolize the educators in the classroom.

UVALDE, Texas — Nineteen weeks after the Robb Elementary mass shooting in Uvalde, households of the victims are persevering with their cost for change in protest.

Tuesday marks one week of a small group of dad and mom occupying the parking zone of the Uvalde CISD administration constructing,

Their demand? To have the superintendent take away all district cops who responded on May 24.

While the victims’ dad and mom proceed to be the driving drive of this demonstration, others in and out of doors of Uvalde are exhibiting their help.

“It’s really emotional to be there,” mentioned Cristina Noriega.

Noriega visited the administration constructing on Monday, and observed a line of backpacks and lecturers totes on the entrance entrance.

Nineteen backpacks symbolize every baby killed, whereas two instructor totes symbolize the educators in the classroom.

The show was put out by the household of 10-year-old sufferer Uziyah Garcia.

“So that everyone [who works for the district] walks in would see that,” mentioned Noriega.

Just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Uziyah’s household mentioned the district removed the backpacks and totes from the doorway.


Parents need an investigation opened into the college district’s police division. Previously, the district mentioned it employed a non-public investigator to conduct an impartial evaluation.

“As a mother of a 5th grader myself, I would not feel comfortable knowing that those officers, you know, nothing has been done,” she mentioned.

Noriega is from San Antonio and never associated to any of the victims however she has been proactive in supporting the households by portray murals of the youngsters close to the city sq..

She additionally visited dad and mom on the administration constructing.

“They have been there for over a week now. They’re putting a lot of pressure on the district to do something,” mentioned Noriega.

Recently a gate was put in on district property however she hopes it would not deter anybody from exhibiting up.

“If you feel moved by what they are doing and want to say something, be outspoken and go visit.”

We did attain out to the college district for an up to date response on the protest. In an e-mail, the communication director acknowledged our request for remark however didn’t present a press release.

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