Mass School Shooting in Texas Kills 19 Lives as Nation Calls for Actions on Gun Laws

At least 18 young children and a school teacher have died in a shooting at a primary school in the city of Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. 

Around noon local time, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in the city of Uvalde, south of Texas, before being killed by law enforcement. Robb Elementary School housed children ranging in age from five to 11 for a total of nearly 500 pupils.

Investigators believed that the shooter did act alone during this heinous crime.


The continuous news of mass shooting in the U.S. raised anger in the community, saying that the country failed to enforce gun control. 

Steve Kerr, a National Basketball Associate head coach of the Warriors, said to the media prior to the game, pointing out that U.S. senators refused to vote on H.R.8 background check, which has been sitting at the table for two years just to hold on to their power.

“There are 50 senate right now who refused to vote on H.R.8.,” Kerr said. “And there is a reason they won’t vote on them….to hold on to power,” he added.


The U.S. President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday night shortly after returning to the White House from a five-day trip to Asia, calling for common sense gun laws and said that it is time to turn this pain into action.