Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. A day after the head of the Texas state police … Read more

Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting response

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas school police chief criticized for his actions during one of the deadliest classroom shootings in US history said in his first extensive comments, published Thursday, that he did not consider himself the person in charge as the massacre unfolded and assumed someone else had taken control of the law … Read more

Uvalde mother who ran into school describes being handcuffed, saving kids during shooting: ‘I’m going in there’

As state authorities investigate the police response to the Uvalde school shooting, a mother of two Robb Elementary School students described her experience in the chaos, from being handcuffed to saving her kids. Angeli Gomez told CBS News that she rushed to school at 100 miles per hour when she heard the news about an … Read more

Texas senator: School police chief didn’t know of 911 calls

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The commander at the scene of a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texaswas not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside the building as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Thursday. Sen. Roland Gutierrez said the pleas for help from people inside Robb Elementary … Read more

Texas state senator says Abbott ‘has tried to bamboozle’ community after Uvalde shooting

A Texas state senator accused Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday of trying to “bamboozle” Texans “into thinking that we’re actually going to do something” following a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last month that left 21 people dead. During an interview on CNN, anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Texas state Sen. Roland … Read more

Uvalde school police chief says he’s still cooperating

The school district police chief who served as on-site commander during last week’s deadly shooting in UvaldeTexas, said Wednesday that he’s talking daily with investigators, contradicting claims from state law enforcement that he has stopped cooperating. In a brief interview, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo told CNN that he’s speaking regularly … Read more

Biden called again to mourn with a city stricken by grief

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are hoping to console a city stricken by grief and anger when they meet with families affected by the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 students and two teachers. The visit to Uvalde on Sunday is Biden’s second trip … Read more

Justice Dept. to review response to Texas school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it will review the law enforcement response to the Texas school shooting, an unusual federal look back prompted by questions about the shifting and at times contradictory information from authorities that have enraged a community in shock and sorrow. Department spokesman Anthony Coley said the review … Read more

Durbin: ‘I sense a different feeling among my colleagues’ on gun reform

Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is calling on his colleagues involved in bipartisan talks on gun reform to “do the right thing” following last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. When asked by CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash on Sunday if lawmakers would … Read more

The names: 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde school

May 28, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-school-shooting-shootings-texas-education-a5b21cface8837e830ed2f9bb4bbcf3c UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer and video games. Two teachers were closing out a school year that they started with joy and that they had held such a promise. They’re the 21 people who were killed Tuesday … Read more