Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2022-05-24 19:26:05 –
Yuvalde, Texas (AP) – An 18-year-old gunner fired at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, killing 14 children, one teacher and injuring others.
Governor Greg Abbott says the shooter has died. This was the most deadly shooting in a US primary school since the shocking attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut almost 10 years ago.
Abbott says the shooter enrolled in Rob Elementary School in Yuvarde with a pistol and perhaps a rifle.
Authorities have not disclosed the motive for the shooting, but Abbott has identified him as Salvador Ramos. He says Ramos was a resident of a community about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
Mayor of Milwaukee Cavalier Johnson
Schools should be our safest place. I am shocked and sad. My idea is with my parents and community in Yuvarde, Texas.
— Mayor Cavalier Johnson (@MayorOfMKE) May 24, 2022
Dr. Keith Posley, Director of Milwaukee Public School
“Now my thoughts and prayers are in the community of Yuvarde, Texas, and everyone has been affected by this morning’s unfortunate events. It’s especially painful that elementary school was the scene of this tragedy. Has become so commonplace that it hopes to find a solution to end all forms of nonsensical gun violence. Millwalky Public School is for everyone affected throughout our district. Guarantees that you will receive the support you need to deal with what is happening today. “
US Senator Ron Johnson
There aren’t enough words to describe the horror of Rob Elementary. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to these families. This horror, the slaughter of children at school, can’t be worse than this. pic.twitter.com/mlrY4Sb0Iu
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) May 24, 2022
US Senator Tammy Baldwin
My heart breaks again. Mass shootings at school again. Again, more lives were lost in gun violence. How many more times do you say … and do you accept doing nothing? We must take a step forward, confront this public health crisis and begin to save lives.
— Senator Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) May 24, 2022
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Fifteen lives were lost today. Our hearts are destroyed by the horrific acts of gun violence in Yuvarde. Kathy and I pray for her parents and family, educators and classmates, and the entire community shattered by relentless gun violence.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 24, 2022
Wisconsin Parliamentarian Nguyen Moore
The tragedy in Yuvalde, Texas makes me very heartbroken. My heart is in the victim’s family and the entire Yuvarde community. https://t.co/4WqQFv2fb7
— Congressman Nguyen More (@RepGwenMoore) May 24, 2022
David Crowley, Milwaukee County Executive
— David Crowley (@DavidCrowleyWI) May 24, 2022