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Texas school where 21 people were killed in mass shooting to be demolished: Mayor


The Texas school shooting is one of the worst mass shooting incidents in American history.

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers will be demolished, the school’s mayor said. The BBC reported that Mayor Don McLaughlin made the announcement Tuesday during a council meeting, during which residents demanded answers about the shooting.

However, he did not specify a date for the demolition of the school, the store further said.

“My understanding – and I had this conversation with the superintendent – is that the school will be demolished. You can never ask a child to go back or teacher to go back to that school ever,” Mr McLaughlin was quoted as saying. through the BBC.

The mass shooting, one of America’s worst, took place on May 24. Local police have faced public outrage, with parents accusing police of waiting an hour before entering the school and killing the gunman – 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.

Steve McCraw, Texas’ head of public safety, told state prosecutors investigating the tragedy that police have enough officers and equipment to stop the shooter minutes after he entered the school.

But instead, they waited almost an hour and 15 minutes to confront Ramos as he carried out his attack.

“The only thing that prevented the passage of dedicated officers from entering rooms 111 and 112 was the commander at the scene, who decided to put the lives of officers before the lives of children,” said Mr. McCraw said.

Ramos repeatedly rained bullets on Class 4 pupils after he entered the school while police waited outside. Horrific details later emerged from the site of the mass shooting, which spoke of some students playing dead to survive.

However, Uvalde police chief defended the action and blamed the delay on a hard-to-find key.

Robb Primary School will not be the first school to be demolished after a mass shooting. In 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was razed to the ground after more than two dozen students and staff members died in a similar incident.

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