Texas school where 19 children were killed to be demolished

Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

UVALDE, Texas: The elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers last month will be

emolished, the city's mayor said. The mayor's announcement came on Wednesday several hours after a senior Texas official said the police response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School was "an abject failure" in which a commander put the lives of officers over those of the children. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin did not give a timeline for when the school would be demolished, but said at a council meeting: "You can never ask a child to go back or teacher to go back in that school ever." It comes as the US Senate took an initial step towards passing the country's first major gun-control legislation in decades. Senators voted to speed passage of a bipartisan

package of measures to toughen federal gun laws. The Senate is expected to vote on the 80-page bill this week before a two-week recess. —AFP