‘They’re not gonna want to back in that college’ | Uvalde father who lost daughter in shooting joins calls to tear down Robb Elementary
“The kids and teachers, they shouldn’t have to go back to that school,” stated Javier Cazares, who desires to see a everlasting memorial constructed in honor of the 21 victims.
UVALDE, Texas — The father of Jacklyn Cazares desires the college the place his daughter died on May 24 to be torn down.
Javier Cazares stated he desires to see a everlasting memorial constructed in honor of the 21 victims killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary.
“The kids and teachers, they shouldn’t have to go back to that school. They’re not gonna want to back to that school,” stated Cazares.
His request echoes related calls made by elected officers.
Over the weekend, Rep. Tony Gonzales tweeted he’s ‘working with many personal and public companions to guarantee no baby could have to return to Robb Elementary’.
In an interview with KENS 5 on Sunday, Rep. Gonzales stated he despatched a letter to the Department of Education and the Department of Justice requesting emergency federal grants to assist with the upcoming college year.
The letter sates, ‘The speedy disbursement of Department of Justice grants would enhance college security, present for extra college useful resource officers, and provide much-needed bodily, emotional, and monetary assist to Uvalde.’
Last week KENS 5 reported, Sen. Roland Gutierrez stated President Biden provided to safe a federal grant for demolition.
Gutierrez says the White House contacted his office about allocating a School Emergency Response to Violence grant, generally referred to as a “Project SERV” distribution.
The money is earmarked particularly to assist faculties “recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment is disrupted,” in accordance the Project SERV web site.
Past recipients embody Newtown Public Schools, residence to Sandy Hook, and Texas’s Santa Fe ISD.
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As for rebuilding a brand new college, Rep. Joaquin Castro stated he’s pushing for one.
‘I’m going to be pushing the president and governor to work collectively to be sure that they’re ready to build them a brand new college… so the children who survive and their family members do not have to go back to Robb Elementary.”
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It’s unlikely a brand new college may very well be constructed earlier than the beginning of the brand new college year on August 15. For now, the college district is deciding how to realign college enrollment.