May 25 18 children and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uwald, Texas, officials confirmed. At least nine more children were reported injured.

In elementary school, Robb is taught from second to fourth grades, and students are usually between 7 and 10 years old. The school has 90 percent of Hispanic students and 81 percent are considered economically disadvantaged, according to state data. This was stated by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott statement that 18-year-old active shooter Salvador Ramos “shot and killed horribly, obscurely 14 students and killed a teacher”. Suspect and shooter killing his grandmother. “He himself died, and it is believed that the responsible officers killed him,” Abbott added.

Tragedy marks c 27th shooting in the K-12 school since the beginning of 2022, which means that this year the mass shooting took place about once every 5.3 days. It came just over a week after 10 people were killed at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. A day later one person was killed and five people were injured in a shooting at a church in California.

Politicians, public figures and celebrities have already begun to speak out about the latest in a series of senseless tragedies that could have been prevented. Read their statements ahead.

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