Uvalde Kids Go Back to School 3 Months After Mass Shooting
Children in Uvalde, Texas went back to school on Tuesday, a little over three months after a mass shooter killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
Students and teachers are not returning to the site of the shooting. Instead, former Robb students will attend two other schools in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Plans are in place to tear down Robb Elementary and replace it with a new school.
Some students and teachers chose not to return to classrooms at all; these cases were frequently highlighted by news coverage. About 100 families signed up for remote learning, and some parents chose to send their children to private schools.
Coverage was more common in left-rated outlets; while the story was found at the top of CNN’s (Left bias) homepage, coverage from Fox News (Right bias) was relatively difficult to find. Local Texas outlets like the San Antonio Express-News (Center bias), the Houston Chronicle (Center bias) and the Austin American-Statesman (Lean Left bias) also featured the story prominently.
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From the LeftPhotos from Uvalde: How a grief-stricken community prepared to send its children back to school
When students return to school in Uvalde today, just 15 weeks after the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, 19 students and two teachers will not be present.
In just more than three months since the massacre, residents have sought to help children return to normalcy with familiar back-to-school rituals, tinged by grief.
In August, one family from Lockhart donated nearly 800 backpacks to students. The next day, an annual wellness fair at the Uvalde civic center included a booth with information on how to care for children and parents’...
From the LeftParents, students return to Uvalde schools months after mass shooting
Multiple schools across the Uvalde School District opened this week, months after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead last spring.
The big picture: Robb Elementary, the scene of the horrific Uvalde school shooting, remains permanently closed.
"We're not going back to that campus," Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said last spring, per Axios.
"We have plans for it to become something other than a school site,” Harrell said.
From the RightNew school year begins in Uvalde three months after mass shooting
Anxious parents and teachers began arriving on Tuesday morning for the first day of school in Uvalde, Texas — three months after the massacre at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
No students or staff will return to the site of the deadliest school shooting in almost a decade, which has been shuttered permanently and will be razed to the ground, but tensions are still high in the community amid ongoing security concerns.
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