Robb Elementary School will be demolished. It is the site of the Uvalde school massacre in Texas where 19 students and 2 teachers were killed by a gunman. NBC News.
Don McLaughlin, Uvalde Mayor, spoke to a council meeting on Tuesday and stated that “You can never ask a child to go back or a teacher to go back in that school ever.”
He stated that Robb Elementary will be demolished after meeting with the school superintendent.
“My understanding — and I had this discussion with the superintendent — that school will be demolished,”He said.
According to NBC News, no timeline has been established.
NBC News reported that President Joe Biden had previously approved for the school’s demolition following the massacre.
Historically, schools where mass shootings took place, like Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, were demolished for similar reasons.
As the first interior images from the Uvalde school shooting have been released, this news is now.
New photos show that police officers were in the hallway 19 minutes after the massacre and are armed with more firepower than they previously believed. Steve McCraw, Director of the Department of Public Safety, also stated that the classroom door that the police officers waited to open was not locked.
Steven McCraw, a senator from the state, said that the police response was not satisfactory. “abject failure”The on-scene commander was accused of putting the lives and safety of officers before the students. BBC.