Robb Elementary a school located in Uvalde, Texas, will be torn down, as stated by the mayor of that city. On May 24, a horrific shooting took place at the school, which resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two instructors.
During a hearing of the Uvalde City Council on Tuesday, Mayor Don McLaughlin announced that the structure was scheduled to be demolished. According to many reports from various media outlets, McLaughlin was quoted as saying, “My impression is the school would be demolished, and I had this talk with the superintendent.”
According to Reuters’s investigation, McLaughlin did not provide a schedule for the demolition of its property. He remarked, “You can never ask a child to go back or a teacher to go back in that school ever.” “You can never ask a youngster to go back in that school.”
Per the Texas Tribune, District Administrator Hal Harrell stated earlier in the month that the 550 children who visited Robb Primary would be transferred this autumn to two other primary schools in Uvalde. Robb Elementary was one of three elementary schools in the city.
KSAT 12, an ABC alliance in San Antonio, Texas, noted that State Senator Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat for whom the area includes Uvalde, stated that Leader Biden advised him that “we’re going to look to raze that school and build a new one” while the vice president was in town on May 29. Gutierrez’s area encompasses Uvalde.
It is not the first time that a school has been demolished in the wake of a major shooting. The Sandy Hook Elementary, which was the scene of the massacre that took place in December 2012 and claimed the lives of 20 students and six adults, was destroyed the subsequent year.
As per The Austin American-Statesman, which is part of the USA TODAY Network, Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against the Texas Security agency on Wednesday as well. He is requesting official police departments data relating to the incident that took place at Robb Elementary.
After having originally requested ballistics information and records, Gutierrez contended in his litigation that the authorities did not include papers within the 10 working days that were needed by state law, nor did it actively sought a lawyer general’s viewpoint about refusing to release them. Gutierrez’s argument was based on the fact that the authorities did not include files. As a consequence of this, the complaint contends that the government agency is obligated to provide over the papers.
According to the civil suit, “The State of Texas failed these families, and those families deserve to know the complete and unalterable truth about what occurred that day.”