19 children and teacher killed in primary school shooting

The suspect, an 18-year-old man, was killed by police after opening fire at a school in Uvalde. “It’s time to turn pain into action,” White House president Joe Biden said.

An 18-year-old opened fire on a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, killing 19 young students and at least one teacher, a tragedy that has plunged America back into a chronic nightmare. Joe Biden urged a jump to regulate gun fire.

It’s time to turn pain into action‘, the US president, visibly moved, insisted in a solemn speech at the White House.

When the hell are we going to face the gun lobby?“, Joe Biden launched and said to himself”sick and tiredin light of the litany of school shootings. This latest tragedy claimed the lives of children as young as ten years old.

The gunman killed his victims”in a horrible and insane wayin the town of Uvalde, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott said.

Rifle and paramilitary outfit

Identified as Salvador Ramos, he also died in this massacre that struck the city about 80 miles west of San Antonio. He was killed by police, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.

The death toll of 19 children and one adult has been confirmed by the State Security Service. This number does not include the gunman, who was carrying at least a rifle and paramilitary equipment, Sergeant Erick Estrada told CNN.

Salvador Ramos, of American nationality, is said to have first attacked his grandmother, whose health condition was still unclear, before driving to school to commit his massacre.

The motives for this attack, one of the worst in a school in years, remain unknown for now.

Enough is enough. We must find the courage to act

Kamala Harris, Vice President

The shooting took place at Robb Primary School, which welcomes children under the age of 10 in Uvalde.

According to state data, more than 500 children, nearly 90% of whom are Spanish, studied at the facility during the 2020-2021 school year.

Videos shared on social networks showed children being evacuated in an emergency, shaking hands or running in small groups to yellow school buses, in front of this low and flat-building establishment typical of the southern United States.

The shooting happened while Joe Biden was on his way home from his tour of Asia. He spoke in the evening upon his arrival at the White House.

Enough is enough“, for her part, was carried away by Vice President Kamala Harris, who called for”Acton the subject of gun violence, a national scourge.

Our hearts keep breaking“, she said. “We must find the courage to actshe added in Congressional speech, powerless to legislate despite the tragedies.

The White House has also ordered that flags be flown at half-mast in all public buildings to “honor the victimsby Uvalde.

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The attack plunged the country back into the throes of school shootings, which are often repeated with shocking images of traumatized students forced to lock themselves in their classrooms before being evacuated by law enforcement officers and panicked parents, desperate to get something of their own. to hear children.

The tragedy is reminiscent of an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where a 20-year-old madman killed 26 people, including 20 children, ages 6 and 7, before committing suicide.

Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator from this state in the northeastern United States, has “beggedOn Tuesday, colleagues elected to intervene and ensure that these tragedies were not “unavoidable

It only happens in this country and nowhere else. In no other country do children go to school thinking they would be shot

America was also particularly affected by a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people in 2018, the majority of them teenagers.

This new murder, all the more shocking because the victims are children, will not fail to rekindle criticism of the firearms proliferation in the United States, a debate that is virtually empty given the lack of hope that Congress will adopt an ambitious national pass law on the matter.

Democrat leader in Congress Nancy Pelosi denounced an act”monstrous who stole the future of dear childrenThere are no words to describe the pain and indignation at the cold-blooded carnage of small school children and a teacher‘ she wrote in a press release.

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