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Texas Elementary School Shooting: Events, Key Points, Shooter identified as Salvador Ramos

    Texas Elementary School Shooting has everyone goosebumps. Two teachers, including 19 school children, were killed in an indiscriminate firing by an 18-year-old youth at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, USA, on the 24 May 2022. 13 students, school staff members, and some policemen were also injured in the firing. Before the Texas Elementary School Shooting incident, the attacker shot his grandmother. However, the police killed the attacker.

    Texas Elementary School Shooting
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    Key Points about Texas Elementary School Shooting

    • Two teachers, including 19 school children, died in the Texas Elementary School Shooting incident.
    • Thirteen children, school staff members, and some policemen were injured in the Texas school shooting.
    • The Texas school shooting incident is being seen as similar to the 2012 Newtown shooting incident.
    • President Joe Biden declared four days of national mourning to express grief over the Texas Elementary School Shooting incident.

    Texas Elementary School shooter identified as Salvador Ramos

    The Texas Elementary School shooter was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a resident of Uvalde. He unloaded from the vehicle and entered Rob Elementary with a handgun and a rifle. The shooting started at around 11:32 am. The Uvalde School District reported the presence of an active shooter on Twitter at 12:17 pm.

    Events during Texas Elementary School Shooting

    11:10 a.m.After shooting his grandmother, Ramos sent a message to a 15-year-old online acquaintance in Germany saying he shot his grandmother and was going to attack a school. He then drives to Rob Elementary School in his grandmother’s car.
    11:28 a.m.Ramos drops his grandmother’s truck into a ditch near the school and heads towards the school armed with a weapon. He opened fire on two people coming on foot from a nearby funeral home. Both of these men ran back to the funeral home without being injured.
    11:30 a.m.Rob Elementary Teacher called 911 and gave complete information about this.
    11:31 a.m.From outside the school, Ramos opened fire at the classroom windows.
    11:33 a.m.Ramos entered the school through the west entrance and opened fire in the interconnected classrooms 111 and 112.
    11:35 a.m.Three Uvalde Police Department officers enter the school using the same door as the shooter. They were later followed by another three UPD officers and one UCISD officer.
    11:36 a.m.Two UCISD Police officers, including Chief Pete Arredondo, and two UPD officers enter the school through the south door.
    11:37 a.m.Ramos’ gunfire injures officers approaching the classroom.
    11:40 a.m.Arredondo calls the Uvalde police landline.
    11:52 a.m.A ballistic shield is brought into the school through the west door.
    12:10 p.m.The first group of deputy U.S. Marshals arrives at the school to assist.
    The female student calls 911 and says multiple dead are in the classroom.
    12:14 p.m.Arredondo gives instructions to officers to position a sniper on the east roof.
    12:15 p.m.U.S. Border Patrol tactical unit members arrive with tactical shields.
    12:20 p.m.A fourth ballistic shield is brought into the school from the west entrance door.
    12:24 p.m.Arredondo tries to communicate through the wall with the gunman in Spanish and English.
    12:35 p.m.A hooligan breaching tool is brought into the building through the west door.
    12:50 p.m.Off-duty Border Patrol officers use a janitor’s master key to unlock the door locked by Ramos, and they enter the classroom while bypassing the UCISD officers. Ramos kicked open the door and started shooting. The officers fire in retaliation and kill him.

    Robb Elementary School principal reassigned

    The principal of a Texas elementary school has been reassigned to a position within the school district. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced that Mandy Gutierrez would become assistant director of special education. Gutierrez was originally going to resume her job as principal at Uvalde Elementary at the Benson educational complex. The new school year will begin on 6 September.

    FAQs about Texas Elementary School Shooting

    When did Texas elementary school shooting happen?

    The Texas Elementary School Shooting incident occurred on 24 May 2022, in which two teachers, including 19 school children, were killed in indiscriminate firing by an 18-year-old youth.

    How many school shootings have happened in Texas?

    There have been 27 school shootings in Texas so far.

    Who was the killer in the Texas elementary school shooting?

    The killer in the Texas elementary school shooting was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a resident of Uvalde.

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