On a morning that many Uvalde families had dreaded, a new school year began with big hugs on sidewalks, patrol cars parked at every corner and mothers wiping away tears while pulling away from the curb in the drop-off line.
Despite the extra time –– schools in rest of Texas started weeks ago –– Uvalde officials said several enhanced security measures remain incomplete, including installing additional cameras and new locks.
Mourners in the south-central American state prepare for last rites, a week after a teenage gunman shot dead 19 small children and two teachers, even as President Biden vows to push for a "more rational" approach to gun regulation.
US Justice Department will conduct a "Critical Incident Review" of law enforcement's response to the shooting amid criticism over why police failed to swiftly confront the gunman.
Videos surface of desperate parents begging police to storm Robb Elementary School, where a teenage gunman killed 19 small children and two teachers two days ago before being shot dead by officers "approximately an hour" later.
In shattered Uvalde of Texas state, a small mainly Hispanic town mounts questions over gun control, a day after a gunman killed 19 small children and two teachers in the 212th mass shooting in the US this year.
Mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead raises pressure on US politicians to take action over the ubiquity of firearms — but also brings the grim expectation of little or no change.
Senator Chris Murphy makes an impassioned appeal for concrete action to prevent mass shootings, saying, "we're high-income world's deadliest nation and we have loosest gun laws."
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