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A Texas community is gutted and many hearts across the world are broken after yet another devastating mass shooting at an elementary school.

On Tuesday, May 24th, 19 children and two teachers were gunned down at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The students who died were aged between seven and 10-years-old.

According to officials, the 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos barricaded himself inside the classroom that the victims were in moments before opening fire.

Mass Shooting At Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas Leaves At Least 19 Dead

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He “started shooting children and teachers inside the classroom, having no regard for human life,” Lt. Christopher Olivarez, of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Ramos reportedly shot his grandmother and crashed his car before heading to the school grounds. He entered the building at 11:32 a.m. local time, according to investigators.

The shooting has prompted yet another national outcry for gun control legislation and accountability, as more details emerge and victims are identified.

Among those who’ve shared powerful reactions and reflections on social media, was Amanda Gorman.

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The poet and activist, who became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history at the 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden, has penned another original piece that is now viral. She shared the powerful words on Twitter.

“Schools scared to death.

The truth is, one education under desks,

Stooped low from bullets;

That plunge when we ask

Where our children

Shall live

& how

& if”

Gorman speaks for generations of students who have participated in active shooter drills at school for years. And, the possibility that it may one-day not be a drill, is a gutting reality in America.

She and many others online have called out the government’s inability or disregard for passing very basic laws regulating guns. It’s a topic that Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy brought straight to legislators on the Senate floor in an emotional speech about ‘another Sandy Hook.’

This gut-wrenching incident in Uvalde is the deadliest shooting at a US elementary school since the Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut a decade ago, where 20 children and six adults were killed.

Continuing to express her sadness, Gorman followed the poem with a series of tweets that are exactly what U.S. lawmakers and voters need to see right now.

“It takes a monster to kill children. But to watch monsters kill children again and again and do nothing isn’t just insanity—it’s inhumanity,” she wrote.

“The truth is, one nation under guns.”
What might we be if only we tried. What might we become if only we’d listen.
Schools should be a safe place, as should: grocery stores, churches, movie theaters, and our homes.

The CLEO TV family sends our condolences to the families, loved ones, and communities of the children and staff that lost their lives yesterday. 

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