School shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 14 students, teacher killed, shooter presumed dead, Governor Abbott says


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A Texas elementary school shooting killed 14 children and a teacher on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Ramas, a resident of Uvalde, who also died.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News the shooter – who went to Robb Elementary School – barricaded himself inside. Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two deceased people had been taken to hospital.

Fifteen children were taken to the facility by ambulance or bus for treatment, a hospital spokesperson told Fox News.

“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on scene,” the school posted on Facebook shortly after the shots were fired. “Your cooperation is needed at this time in not visiting campus.”

No information about the alleged shooter or victim has been released. The school is located 80 miles west of San Antonio.

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Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
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San Antonio University Health said it received two patients – a child and a 66-year-old woman who is in critical condition. The child’s condition has not been disclosed. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was briefed on the shooting.

The agency also coordinates with local and state authorities.

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District first reported the school lockdown at 11:43 a.m. local time.

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“Please be aware that at this time all campuses are on lockdown due to gunfire in the area. Students and staff are safe in the buildings,” the district had said in a message to parents.

The district asked parents not to pick up their children and that students should be considered before being released. Parents have been advised to pick up their children around 2 p.m.

All district and campus activities, including after-school programs and events, have been canceled. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children at their regular outing times from their school campus. School bus transportation has also been cancelled.

The police will escort the students to the parents’ vehicles.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.


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