June 27, 2022



14 students dead after active shooter situation at Uvalde, Texas elementary school

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Multiple people are dead, including 14 children and one teacher, following an active shooter situation at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

The governor gave a press conference detailing the aftermath of the deadly attack, stating that the shooter and a teacher are also among those dead.

“The shooter was Salvador Romas, an 18-year-old male that resided in Uvalde,” Abbott said. “It is believed that he abandoned his vehicle and entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle, but that is not yet confirmed.”

“He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott stated. “Mr. Romas, the shooter, he himself is deceased.”

Abbott stated that it is believed responding officers shot and killed the shooter at the scene.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two individuals from Robb Elementary School arrived at the hospital dead on Tuesday afternoon, and 13 other children were transported to the hospital with injuries. 

“UMH received 13 children via ambulance or buses for treatment,” the hospital wrote in a Facebook post. “Two children have been transferred to San Antonio and one child is pending transfer. Two individuals that arrived at UMH were deceased. No details are available. Please refrain from coming to the hospital at this time.”

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A suspect is in custody and a number of students are being treated at Uvalde Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon following an active shooter situation that unfolded at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 minutes outside San Antonio.

According to Uvalde Memorial Hospital, “several” students are being treated in the emergency room following the incident. The hospital posted a status Tuesday afternoon updating followers and asking immediate family of students in their care to meet in the cafeteria.

“Information at this time is that the active shooter at Robb Elementary is in custody,” the hospital wrote in a Facebook post. “UMH is currently caring for several students in the ER. Immediate family of those students are to report to the cafeteria on the second floor.  UMH staff will be in constant communication with the family members.  If you are not an immediate family member, we are asking you to refrain from coming to the hospital at this time.”

Uvalde police confirmed that an active shooter situation did occur at Robb Elementary Tuesday afternoon and noted that a suspect has been taken into custody, according to ABC 8.  Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District informed the public at 12:17 p.m. CT that an active shooter was on the campus and that local law enforcement had arrived on the scene. UCISD stated all of its campuses were on lockdown until further notice and asked families of students not to approach the school.

“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary,” the district wrote in a Facebook post. “Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared. The rest of the district is under a Secure Status.”

UCISD followed this with a message informing parents of a reunification site at Willie DeLeon Civic Center. 

“Reunification Site for Robb Students: Robb Elementary students are being transported to the Willie DeLeon Civic Center for reunification,” the district wrote. “The Civic Center will be under a Secure Status until all students are account for. Parents please do not pick up students at this time. You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for.”

The district has since confirmed parents can pick up their children at the reunification site.

“Update: Robb Parents. Robb Elementary students have been transported to the CIVIC CENTER for reunification. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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