Robbie Elementary School according to Uvalde, mayor of Texas Don McLaughlin.
Less than a month after 19 students and 2 teachers were tragically killed in one of the worst school shootings in history, McLaughlin has confirmed the building where it happened will be demolished. When asked about that possibility during a city council meeting on Tuesday night, KENS 5Not only did he agree that it was possible, he also announced that it was decided:
“My understanding – I have discussed it with the director – that the school will be demolished. We can never ask a child to go back, or a teacher to go back to that school ever.”
Know How was the injury? For many survivors of this tragedy, this seems like a very important step and in the right direction as they continue to process and heal. None of those students and faculty had to face that horrifying memory while they were trying to learn and feel safe at school again.
Yet another question – how do people in town trust the police again?
This comes later Steve McCrawdirector of Department of Public Safetytestified that police officers may have stopped the gunman within THREE MINUTES when going to school – instead of wandering thoughts hours and 14 minutes they waited. He revealed during a state Senate hearing on Tuesday:
“Armed officers; the kids don’t have. The officers have armor; the kids don’t have. The officers have been trained; theme is not available. One hour, 14 minutes and 8 seconds. It was the time the children waited, and the teachers waited, in Room 111 to be rescued.”
“Three minutes after subject entered the west corridor, a sufficient number of armed officers in armor were present to isolate, distract, and neutralize subject.”
He also called the police department’s response a “catastrophic failure” of law enforcement.
There’s definitely a bigger problem here than just a building. While the town is working on demolishing and potentially rebuilding this school, we hope they are also busy training their officers on how to better handle emergencies like this. in the future – and fire the people in charge the same day! Just as we hope our government starts enacting stricter gun laws to try to make sure this doesn’t happen to another school.
Hear more of the highlights from the city council meeting (below).
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