May 24, 2022: Mass shooting at Texas elementary school (2022)

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12:05 a.m. ET, May 25, 2022

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11:17 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Mexico providing consular assistance in wake of school shooting

From CNN's Priscilla Alvarez

The Mexican government is providing consular assistance in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, which is located roughly 50 miles from the US-Mexico border.

In a statement from Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations, the government "condemns this act of violence that has cost children's lives and devastated families in a predominantly Hispanic town."

"The Mexican consulate in Eagle Pass is in contact with the police in order to identify any Mexican victims,” the statement said.
“In addition, the consulate in Eagle Pass and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio are in communication with the hospitals to which the injured were taken to learn if there are any Mexican citizens among them."
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11:06 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Shooter worked at a local Wendy's

From CNN's Jeff Winter

Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos worked the day shift at a local Wendy’s, a manager at the restaurant told CNN.

Adrian Mendes, evening manager at the Wendy's, said Ramos "kept to himself mostly."

"He felt like the quiet type, the one who doesn't say much.He didn't really socialize with the other employees,” Mendes said.
"He just worked, got paid, and came in to get his check."

Mendes didn't know Ramos on a personal level and didn't see him most of the time because they were on different shifts, he said. Ramos worked from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., five days a week, and was already working there when Mendes started in February, he said.

11:01 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

CBP commissioner calls school shooting a "senseless tragedy"

From CNN's Priscilla Alvarez

The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School was a "senseless tragedy," the US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement.

“On behalf of the entire CBP workforce, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims from today’s horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas."

"CBP responded immediately to the incident with local law enforcement. Many of our local CBP personnel live in Uvalde; they call this community home, and they work to protect their families, friends and neighbors every single day.
"We continue to coordinate closely with our federal, state and local partners in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy and will provide any further assistance needed.”

Earlier, DHS spokesperson Marsha Espinosa said one Border Patrol agent was wounded as they responded to the shooting.

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“Risking their own lives, these Border Patrol Agents and other officers put themselves between the shooter and children on the scene to draw the shooter’s attention away from potential victims and save lives,” she said in a tweet.
11:07 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Former classmate says shooter sent him photos of gun and ammunition before the attack

From CNN's Curt Devine and Jeff Winter

A former classmate of school shooter Salvador Ramos said the gunman texted him photos of a firearm he had and a bag full of ammunition days before the attack.

The friend, who did not want to be identified by name, said he was somewhat “close” to Ramos and would hear from him occasionally to play Xbox together.

“He would message me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR he was using … and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven mags.”
“I was like, ‘bro, why do you have this?’ and he was like, ‘Don’t worry about it,’” the friend said.
“He proceeded to text me, ‘I look very different now. You wouldn’t recognize me,’” he added.

The friend said Ramos was taunted by others for the clothes he wore and his family’s financial situation, and eventually was seen less in class.

“He would, like, not go to school ... and he just, like, slowly dropped out,” the friend said. “He barely came to school.”

He said that after his own graduation, he communicated with Ramos less. But every few months, Ramos would send a text or ask to play Xbox, he said.

10:32 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Suspected gunman's grandmother in critical condition after being shot, DPS says

From CNN's Don Lemon

The grandmother of the suspected gunman is hospitalized in critical condition, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erick Estrada told CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday.

The suspect is believed to have shot his grandmother before going to the school, three law enforcement sources told CNN. She was airlifted to hospital, Estrada said earlier Tuesday.

(Video) 19 kids killed, suspect dead after Texas elementary school shooting
10:35 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Instagram account linked to gunman posted images of weapons just days before school massacre

From CNN Investigates

May 24, 2022: Mass shooting at Texas elementary school (1)

A photo of two AR15-style rifles appeared on an Instagram account tied to the suspected Uvalde shooter just three days before Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary school.

The photo was posted as a story under the username “salv8dor_.” Multiple classmates confirmed the account belonged to suspected gunman Salvador Ramos, who was shot dead by officers responding to the school shooting.

Ramos’ TikTok page has only a single post – a clip of a Subway Surfers mobile game. The bio under his profile picture reads: “Kids be scared irl” or in real life.

10:27 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Death toll rises to 19 students and 2 adults, Texas official says

From CNN's Don Lemon

The death toll has risen following the shooting atRobb Elementary Schoolin Uvalde, Texas, Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erick Estrada told CNN'sDon Lemon on Tuesday.

(Video) Update on mass shooting at Uvalde, Texas elementary school

The toll now stands at 21, with 19 students and two adults killed in the shooting, Estrada said.

The gunman was also killed in the shooting.

10:13 p.m. ET, May 24, 2022

Father of Parkland school shooting victim: "We know the next one is going to happen because we haven’t done anything to fix it"

From CNN's Amir Vera

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Fred Guttenberg's daughter, Jaime, was one of 17 people killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

He spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, just hours after 18 children and one adult were killed in Uvalde, Texas.

“This has been a horrific day. It doesn’t matter how much time passes, it brings you right back to that minute. I can’t stop thinking about these families today who need to figure out how they’re going to bury their children, who need to figure out how they’re going to console their other children, who need to figure out how they’re going to deal with the reality that they had other children likely in that school who are going to have PTSD, who need to figure out a eulogy,” Guttenberg said.

Guttenberg said news of another shooting is infuriating "because all of these instances we know the next one is going to happen because we haven’t done anything to fix it."

“I’m just so broken. What’s even worse, it’s not like this country doesn’t want to fix this,”he said.

When asked what message he'd give to families in Uvalde, Guttenberg quoted something his rabbi told him at his daughter's funeral: "We don't move on, we move forward."

“I want everyone to know that they are loved and that they are going to go forward. It's what I call a 'new normal,'" he said. "But the next few minutes, hours, days are going to be brutal."

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FAQs

Did the Uvalde shooter work at Wendy's? ›

He was also fired from his job at a Whataburger after a month for threatening a female coworker. And later he was let go of his job at Wendy's.

How many people died at the Columbine massacre? ›

How many acres do you need to shoot in Texas? ›

Most of Texas counties require a minimum of 10 acres to legally hunt or discharge a firearm. There is no statewide mandate but the state has given counties and local jurisdictions the right to establish and enforce 10 acre minimums in the interest of public safety.

Where was the very first school shooting in the United States? ›

The first known mass shooting in the U.S. where students were shot, was on April 9, 1891, when 70 year old, James Foster fired a shotgun at a group of students in the playground of St. Mary's Parochial School, Newburgh, New York, causing minor injuries to several of the students.

Who paid for Uvalde funerals? ›

Former MLB and NFL star Bo Jackson revealed this week that he helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed during the school shooting in May at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

Did Salvador Ramos work at Wendys? ›

Texas elementary school killer Salvador Ramos got job at Wendy's to save up $4,000 for guns. The teenage gunman who killed 19 young children at a Texas elementary school worked at Wendy's to save up $4,000 to purchase the guns he used in the massacre.

How many kids were killed in the Parkland shooting? ›

On February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Miami suburban town of Parkland, Florida, murdering 17 people and injuring 17 others.

How many people died at Virginia Tech? ›

Virginia Tech shooting, school shooting at the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus of Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, that left 33 people dead, including the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho.

Where was Columbine school shooting? ›

Columbine High School massacre

Can you carry a gun into a bank in Texas? ›

As long as you are legally allowed to open or conceal carry a weapon in your state, you can bring it with you into a bank. In Texas, people who have been dishonorably discharged from the military or been convicted of a felony, domestic violence, or drug use may not be allowed to take a gun in a bank or anywhere else.

Can you shoot someone for stepping on your property in Texas? ›

Texas law states that property owners are able to use force to terminate trespassing or theft if they deem it necessary; however, force and deadly force are two different actions. Shooting the trespasser is considered deadly force since the bullet can easily end the person's life.

Can I hunt on my own land without a license in Texas? ›

All Texas hunters that are hunting on private or public land are required to purchase a Texas hunting license. Hunting nuisance animals such as feral hogs and coyotes does not require a license.

Which is the first school of the world? ›

Guinness World Records lists the world's oldest school as University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fes, Morocco. Al- Qarawiyyin gets the stamp because it has been in continuous operation since 859.

Where was shooting invented? ›

The first devices identified as guns or proto-guns appeared in China from around AD 1000. By the end of the 13th century, they had become "true guns," metal barrel firearms that fired single projectiles which occluded the barrel. Gunpowder and gun technology spread throughout Eurasia during the 14th century.

What was the first school in America? ›

Boston Latin School is the oldest school in America. It was founded April 23, 1635 by the Town of Boston (see Footnotes), antedating Harvard College by more than a year.

What school district is cut and shoot Texas in? ›

Cut and Shoot is located within the Conroe Independent School District where the mission is to provide the highest quality education by creating life-long learners through comprehensive academic, athletic, cultural, and extra-curricular opportunities for the children of our community.

What school shooting was Kelsea Ballerini in? ›

Ballerini and her friend Ryan McDonald both attended Central High School in Tennessee when fellow classmate Jamar Siler shot and killed McDonald. Ballerini, who witnessed the killing, has written in a poem that as a result of the shooting she is “still scared of loud noises”.

Is there a school shooting in Heathers? ›

Heathers was originally set to premiere on Paramount on March 7, 2018 — but on February 14, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead.

Was Alec Baldwin filming at the time of shooting? ›

Investigators have since confirmed that Alec Baldwin “discharged” the gun at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set, shooting two people: Hutchins and Souza. The sheriff's office told the New York Times the shooting occurred during a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed.

Why do they call it Cut and Shoot Texas? ›

According to local legend, the town got its name in 1912 when a near-riot started in the center of town over where to locate a church. A small boy, wanting to avoid getting caught up in it, supposedly said, "I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes."

Is it legal to shoot on public land Texas? ›

Target shooting is generally allowed on BLM-administered public lands, as long as it is done in a safe manner, without damaging natural resources or improvements on public lands.

What does cut school mean? ›

and cut school

to skip a school class or a day of school without an excuse.

Is nineteen minutes a true story? ›

Autobiographical elements. Jodi Picoult says her "children struggled with fitting in and being bullied" which made them "guinea pigs" for her characters in the novel. Picoult understood that the topic of bullying was universal because everyone has experienced bullying in some form.

What happened to Kelsea Ballerini? ›

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two country music singers are calling it quits after nearly five years of marriage. In court documents obtained by News 2, it was revealed Kelsea Ballerini, 28, has filed for divorce from her husband, Morgan Evans, 37. The papers were filed Friday in Davidson County.

Is Kenny Chesney from Knoxville TN? ›

Kenneth Arnold Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is an American country music singer-songwriter who made is debut on Capricorn Records in 1993.

Is the Heathers a true story? ›

Waters has said that the secret to his script of Heathers was that it was based in real life. The screenwriter said he “stole” a good amount of the movie's one-liners from kids he knew in real life as a teen, especially from his coworkers and young campers when he worked as a summer camp counselor.

Why did Veronica hang herself in Heathers? ›

Fake Suicide

After figuring out that J.D. intended to kill her, Veronica fakes her own suicide by tying a rope around her waist to support her weight and again around her neck to look like she hanged herself.

Is Heathers appropriate for a 12 year old? ›

It's okay for 12+

There is a lot of violence, you don't see characters doing anything sexual, but they do hint towards it.

Who was at fault for Alec Baldwin shooting? ›

Baldwin, who said “there is not a day goes by” when he does not think about the death of Hutchins, also placed blame on the assistant director, David Halls, who handed him the weapon and declared it “cold”, or loaded with non-live rounds. “There are two people who didn't do what they were supposed to do,” he said.

Who got shot on Alec Baldwin's set? ›

Is the police investigation into Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' shooting almost over? Case explained. Ten months ago, Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie "Rust." Why is it taking so long for authorities to determine what happened and whether anyone is criminally responsible?

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