Headline RoundupMay 24th, 2022

At Least 19 Students, 2 Teachers Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

Summary from the AllSides News Team

At least 19 students and two teachers were killed Tuesday after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to law enforcement officials and Gov. Greg Abbott.

The governor also confirmed that Salvador Romas, an 18-year-old male who attended Uvalde High School, was killed by police. Two responding law-enforcement officers were shot by Romas but are said to be in stable condition. "He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott said. The suspect allegedly acted alone "during this heinous crime" and killed his grandmother before entering the elementary school, according to Uvalde chief of police Pete Arredondo. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted that President Joe Biden will address the shooting when he arrives back at the White House. "His prayers are with the families impacted by this awful event," Jean-Pierre wrote on Twitter.

Most outlets across the spectrum promptly covered the Uvalde shooting and factually cited updates from public officials. Some outlets noted how Uvalde police department officials "initially said" Romas was arrested at 1:06 p.m. local time. Others emphasized how the tragedy took place nearly a decade after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and "immediately renewed calls for stricter gun control laws." Updated 5/25/22 at 6:30 a.m. ET

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