State officials said Tuesday night (05.24.2022) that at least 19 children were killed in a shooting by a young man at a school in Wolde, Texas (USA).
In addition, at least 21 people were killed in the massacre, according to official data: 19 children, a teacher and the attacker, were killed by police.
According to Texas officials, the attacker, Salvador Ramos, 18, was shot dead at 11:37 a.m. (6:37 p.m. CET) local time at Wolde School, 133 kilometers from Chan. Anthony.
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, told the media earlier that there were reports that the accused had shot his grandmother before going to school.
In a speech to the nation shortly after his Asian tour, US President Joe Biden wondered when his country would face a “gun lobby”.
Biden calls himself “disgusting.”
“As a nation, we must ask ourselves when we are going to stand up to gun propagandists in the name of God,” Biden lamented, visually impaired.
“I’m not feeling well, I’m tired,” the 79-year-old president said, describing the tragedy at Air Force One as he returned from a diplomatic tour of Asia.
“We need to make it clear to every elected official in this country: it is time to act,” he said.
Kamala Harris: “Enough is enough”
Vice President Kamala Harris had said a while ago that “enough is enough” and stressed that “it takes courage” to do something to prevent this from happening.
The president ordered the country’s flags to be flown at half-mast on the White House and all federal buildings, military installations and warships until sunset on May 28.
Tuesday’s the second worst school shooting in a decade since the 2012 killing of 26 people at Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut.
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