Texas leaders react to shooting at Uvalde elementary school
San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus additionally tweeted that the division has despatched resources to help in Uvalde.
SAN ANTONIO — At least 22 individuals, together with 19 youngsters, had been killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, in accordance to regulation enforcement officers. Several others, each college students and adults, are being handled for accidents.
The alleged shooter was additionally killed, native police confirmed. It is believed that shooter acted alone.
While the state of affairs continues to develop, Texas leaders have taken to social media.
In a press release, Gov. Abbott mentioned:
“Texans throughout the state are grieving for the victims of this mindless crime and for the group of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come collectively to present our unwavering help to all who’re struggling. We thank the brave first responders who labored to lastly safe Robb Elementary School.
“I’ve instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with native regulation enforcement to absolutely examine this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with offering native officers all resources needed to reply to this tragedy because the State of Texas works to make sure the group has what it wants to heal.”
Senator John Cornyn mentioned he “cannot image the pain parents must be feeling” at this time:
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg tweeted that the aftermath is “sickening,” and later requested that U.S. flags all through the town be lowered to half-staff.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff shared a press release as effectively:
“It is with profound grief and broken hearts that we learn about the news coming our way this afternoon. We stand united with the community in Uvalde and offer our assistance. We also mourn with them over the lives of those children and adults lost to violence. Bexar County is sending personnel and material from the Office of Emergency Management, the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and University Hospital to support the ongoing operation.”
U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales tweeted that he has been in communication with Mayor Don McLaughlin. He later tweeted a Bible verse, additionally sending prayers for the households.
We additionally heard from former United States consultant and candidate for Texas governor, Beto O’Rourke:
San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus additionally tweeted that the division has despatched resources to help in Uvalde. Authorities are “standing by to assist as further needed.”
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar additionally deployed items to help. The BCSO Emergency Ops Mobile Unit was on standby as of final examine.
Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan mentioned he reached out to Rep. King and is maintaining in contact with Texas authorities as extra develops.
Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter to say he and Heidi are praying for the kids and households affected within the horrific shooting.
Also, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted that President Biden has been briefed on the shooting.