It is truly a sad day in America as our nation mourns the loss of over 20 lives in yet another senseless mass shooting. As previously reported by REVOLT, 19 of the victims were elementary school kids.
Yesterday (May 24), 18-year-old Salvador Ramos allegedly walked into a Uvalde, Texas elementary school armed with two assault rifles and caused complete chaos as he gunned down innocent children and teachers.
Today (May 25), people across all 50 states join the Texas community in mourning. From athletes to artists to everyday people with compassion, scores of messages are being posted on social media demanding change and saying enough is enough.
Former President of the United States Barack Obama reflected on the horrible acts, saying in part, “Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies — and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school, or take them to a grocery store or any other public space. Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear.”
He is not alone in his sentiments. NBA champion LeBron James also spoke out against yesterday’s tragedy by tweeting, “My thoughts and prayers [go] out to the families of [loved] ones [lost] & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously ‘AT SCHOOL’ where it’s [supposed] to be the safest!”
“How have we gotten to a point where it is acceptable for our children to be murdered in their schools? They deserve a safe place. They deserve protection. They deserve a FUTURE!” Kourtney Kardashian said in a post on her Instagram Story. “I cannot begin to imagine what these parents are going through. What those children and teachers went through. Imagine how terrified they must have been. It breaks my heart,” she continued.
Ramos was reportedly shot and killed during yesterday’s mass shooting at Robb elementary school. Authorities are still working to establish a motive and identify all the victims. We will continue to update you as details become available.
Tonight in Uvalde, Texas, there are parents who lost children. Families who have lost loved ones. And many who have been injured.
As a nation, we must have the courage to take action and prevent this from ever happening again.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 25, 2022
Today in my home state of Texas 18 innocent students were killed while simply trying to get an education. A teacher killed doing her job; an invaluable yet sadly under appreciated job. If children aren’t safe at school where are they safe?
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) May 25, 2022
Did nothing when the babies were killed at Sandy Hook, nothing when 9 Black people were shot and killed at Bible study, 10 in a grocery store in Buffalo… and will do nothing about these 14 babies… will say it’s mental health but won’t do nothing about that either .. just watch
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) May 24, 2022
At least 14 children and one teacher were killed in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This story is developing.
It is the latest tragic reminder of America's unconscionable legacy of gun violence. pic.twitter.com/g39XNfB584
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 24, 2022
hearing so many people say this elementary school shooting in uvalde texas is unimaginable when it's the most imaginable thing in america.
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) May 24, 2022
I really can’t believe kids really have to worry about being safe at school that sh*t is crazy to me very crazy !!!
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) May 25, 2022
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously "AT SCHOOL" where it's suppose to be the safest!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 24, 2022
REST IN PEACE: Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was killed along with at least 14 students in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 💔🙏🏻 Here's what we know about the victims: https://t.co/lgbe4mvp8D pic.twitter.com/HG9eJZ6Imq
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) May 25, 2022
waking up every day to a new shooting is exhausting. what the fuck is happening to peoples minds? children?! you targeted innocent children?! hell isnt enough for you. rest in peace to those poor lil babies at that texas elementary school b.
i feel like throwin up man…
— juice wayne (@visecs) May 24, 2022
"When are we going to do something?! … We can't get numb to this."
Steve Kerr speaks on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2022