16 Uvalde fourth graders waited an hour with wounded teacher
Elsa Avila slid to her phone, terrified as she held the bleeding side of her abdomen and tried to stay calm for her students. In a text to her family that she meant to send to fellow Uvalde teachers, she wrote: “I’m shot.” For the first time in 30 years, Avila will not be going back to school as classes resume Tuesday in the small, southeast Texas town.news.yahoo.com
Uvalde: 90 minutes of terror, a failed police response and shattered trust
Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Tex., with another 17 people wounded, a devastating toll for a small, tightly woven Hispanic community where it was common for relatives to be in the same class at school. Local heartbreak bubbled into rage as Texas officials waxed on about police bravery, glossing over law enforcement missteps that took days to acknowledge.washingtonpost.com
Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent weighs in on school safety
Many are still feeling the shockwaves of the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, even here in Detroit, over 1,500 miles away. Education and political leaders are now weighing in on stopping this from happening moving forward.
‘It feels like giving up’: Sandy Hook mother speaks out about her experience losing a child during a school shooting
It’s just about impossible to talk about Tuesday (May 24) afternoons massacre without also thinking about another elementary school shooting almost 10 years ago when 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, including a mother who lost her seven-year-old daughter.