A gunman killed 14 children and 1 teacher.
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde teaches second, third, and fourth-grade children. A shooter started shooting around 11:32 a.m.
Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter is dead and is believed to have been killed by responding officers.
According to Pete Arredondo, head of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the gunman acted alone.
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed to The Texas Tribune that 18 children and three adults are dead after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County on Tuesday. Others were also injured.
The suspect allegedly shot his grandmother before he entered the school. Thursday was meant to be the last day of the school year, according to the school’s website.
Thirteen children were taken to the hospital, with two of them being sent to San Antonio, which is more than 80 miles away.
A 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old daughter were also sent to San Antonio’s University Hospital. The 66-year-old is in critical condition, according to the hospital.
The alleged gunman was brought into custody at 1:06 p.m. local time, according to Uvalde police department authorities.
The shooting happened at 11:32 a.m. at the school, which has 600 children enrolled. As word of the active shooter spread, officials with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District stated all area schools were put on lockdown.
Several law enforcement organizations have arrived to the location, including border patrol and cops from surrounding communities.
Parents were advised they could pick up their children at the city’s municipal center, where students and instructors were evacuated.
To memorialize the dead, President Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings, and he planned to speak about the incident on Tuesday evening. “His thoughts and prayers are with the