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Chilling video footage shows heavily armed Uvalde, Texas police fleeing down a hallway as a crazed gunman shot school children on May 24.

The gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, while police waited in a hallway and did nothing.

Surveillance footage from cameras in a hallway inside the school shows the cowardly police running for their lives during the horrendous attack.

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The 77-minute video, first obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, shows a small boy peek down a hallway seconds before the gunman entered a classroom and began shooting. The terrified child is seen running back down the hall.

The screams of children being slaughtered was removed from the video footage.

The video shows heavily armed police officers amassing in the same hallway. The cops just stood there as the gunman shot more children. For over an hour they waited in the hallway — sometimes checking their social media accounts and making cell phone calls — instead of neutralizing the 18-year-old gunman and saving lives.

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At one point, the cowardly cops fled down the hallway as the gunman shot at them before barricading himself behind an unlocked classroom door.

Afterwards, police carefully crafted their press statements to portray themselves as heroes.

Many of the children who died could have been saved if the police had acted sooner.

Shockingly, the Uvalde chief of police who gave the stand down orders, was sworn in as a member of the Uvalde City Council just weeks after the tragedy.

Pete Arredondo has since resigned from his seat on the City Council, but he is still police chief of the Uvalde school district.

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Uvalde school district police Chief Pete Arredondo was relieved of his duties on Wednesday, nearly a month after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.

The decision came a day after the Uvalde City Council voted to deny Arredondo a leave of absence.

Weeks after the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, Arredondo was sworn in as a member of the City Council.

Arredondo was placed on paid administrative leave by Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell who determined that police under his command waited 77 minutes to storm a classroom and kill a 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Harrell completed his investigation, despite police refusing to turn over communications and other documents to investigators.

Parents of the deceased children demanded to know why Arredondo wasn't fired or reprimanded for his decision to order officers to fall back.

"From the beginning of this horrible event, I shared that the district would wait until the investigation was complete before making personnel decisions," Harrell wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

"Today, I am still without details of the investigations being conducted by various agencies. Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the decision to place Chief Arredondo on administrative leave effective this date."

Surveillance footage from cameras inside the school show officers with bullet-proof shields and high-powered rifles in a hallway about an hour before the gunman was killed.

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The cops allegedly stood there listening as the gunman murdered children. The officers initially claimed they were waiting for keys to unlock the classroom door, but the door was unlocked the entire time.

The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) testified Tuesday that Arredondo's decision was an "abject failure" and he said the police chief put the lives of cops "before the lives of children."

"Mistakes were made and it should have never happened that way and we can't allow that to ever happen," DPS Director Steve McCraw told state senators. "This set our profession back a decade."

McCraw told lawmakers that the officers in the hallway could have stopped the bloodshed three minutes after the shooting began.

"The officers had weapons, the children had none. The officers had body armor, the children had none. The officers had training, the subject had none," McCraw testified.

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A Texas top cop broke down in tears as he explained why 19 Uvalde police officers didn't storm a classroom where a gunman killed 19 children and 2 teachers on Tuesday.

Texas' Director of Public Safety Col. Steven McCraw sobbed as he admitted 19 cops were in a hallway outside a classroom at Robb Elementary.

He said Uvalde's Chief of School District Police Department Pete Arredondo told the cops not to storm the classroom because he thought everyone inside was dead.

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At least two children and an adult called 911 pleading for help. But 19 cops stood outside and did nothing, as gunshots rang out inside.

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds within seconds of walking into room 112 at 11:34 a.m. Police did not enter the room until 12:50 p.m. 38 people were shot in classroom 112 and the adjoining room 111.
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"It was clearly the wrong decision," said McCraw. "The incident commander thought at that time there was no more children at risk. Obviously there were children that were at risk," he said.

"With the benefit of hindsight, from where I am sitting now - of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. There is no excuse," McCraw said.

Chief Arredondo, a former 911 dispatcher, thought the gunman was shooting at the door, not at kids.

Doctors say the delay in emergency response cost many children their lives because they bled out while waiting for medical attention.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed outrage that he was "misled" by the Uvalde police.

"I was on this very stage two days ago and I was telling the public information that had been told to me," he said on Friday. "As everybody has learned, the information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate. And I'm absolutely livid about that."

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Federal authorities were "flabbergasted at the amateurish communications coming from Texas," said a federal source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Rapper Iggy Azalea tweeted: "I'm so perplexed at the police saying they didn’t enter a school with an active shooter inside it because "they didn't believe any children were at risk" Man with gun + school filled with children = RISK it’s an easy calculation to make."

Uvalde police officers rushed into the school to save their own children while parents were tasered and restrained outside.

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Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (right) said rap music, video games and social media are to blame for school shootings.

Jackson called for compromise between the two political parties in Congress in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"We need God, family and community back in our lives," Jackson said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.

Jackson blamed rap music and pop culture for the breakdown in family values that leads to mental health disorders and gun violence.

"We have to embrace the moral decline in this country... Our kids are exposed to a lot of stuff that's harmful to them with video games, these violent video games... Some of the rap music they listen to is not healthy. We need to address this kind of stuff."

Jackson urged lawmakers to focus on gun safety and to put God back in the classroom.

"We have shootings all the time and they're all unfortunate," he said. "I wish none of them happened. But when you see something like this, it's extra horrific. And I think that this will allow me to talk to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and say, look, you know, I'm a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and I'm going to remain that way."

21 lives were lost when a crazed gunman barged into an elementary school armed with an assault rifle that he legally purchased on his 18th birthday.

Still, Rep. Jackson said he will not back down on the Second Amendment and the rights to own and bear arms.

"Taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens is not the answer," he said. "That just leaves all the criminals with the weapons, and the law-abiding citizens with nothing to defend themselves with."

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Doctors say the cowardly actions of police officers in Uvalde, Texas resulted in injured children dying from their wounds due to delayed medical attention.

Other law enforcement officers slammed the "disgusting" actions of Uvalde police who tackled and tasered desperate parents who tried to rush inside Robb Elementary School to save their children on Tuesday morning.

Texas DPT Lt Chris Olivarez claimed the officers who arrived and heard gunshots inside the school stayed outside because they didn't want to be shot.


Olivarez made the shocking statement during an appearance on CNN Thursday night.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer challenged Olivarez's statement.

"Don't current best practices, Lieutenant, call for officers to disable a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on site?" Blitzer asked.

The cop replied: "In the active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life. But also one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots. They are receiving gunshots."

He then claimed credit for locking the killer inside the classroom with dead and injured children - a move Olivarez says saved more lives.

Police initially said the gunman barricaded himself inside the classroom.

"At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could've been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school," Olivarez said.

"So they were able to contain that gunman inside that classroom so that he was not able to go to any other portions of the school to commit any other killings," Lt. Olivarez said.

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Medics remained outside the school for an hour while waiting for SWAT officers to arrive. They said they could hear gunshots and screams inside the school.

An elite Border Patrol agent who was driving by at the time, rushed into the school without waiting for backup and terminated the threat.

Doctors say the leading cause of death in gunshot wound victims is bleeding out if they do not receive medical attention.

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"You can't wait until patients go to a trauma center, you have to act quickly," said Dr. Ronald Stewart, the senior trauma surgeon at the University Hospital in San Antonio.

Since the Columbine shooting in 1999, officers across the nation have been advised not to wait for backup and to rush into the school toward the sound of gunfire to save lives.

Instructions from the Texas Police Chiefs Association says: "The first two to five responding officers should form a single team and enter the structure."

However, the Uvalde police didn't get that memo.

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Donations poured in to two fundraisers for the four children of Joe and Irma Garcia who died within 48 hours of each other.

$2.5 million was raised for the children of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24.

Irma was killed alongside her co-teacher Eva Mireles, 44, and 19 of their students by a crazed gunman who was then shot dead by an elite Border Patrol agent.

Garcia's husband, Joe Garcia died within hours of placing a bouquet of roses at a memorial for his wife and the other victims.

KHOU aired video that shows Joe, 48, and his four children - Cristian, 23; Jose, 19; Lyliana, 16; and Alysandra, 12 - visiting a memorial to his wife and their mother on Thursday. Two hours later, Joe died of a "broken heart," according to his family members.

On Thursday evening three of the four Garcia children sobbed at a mass for their parents, as the town gathered to pay tribute.

Father Eduardo Morales blessed the three siblings who attended the service and told them: "We are your family. Your mother and father will always find a way to take care of you."

The couple were high school sweethearts who were married for 24 years. Joe was a teacher, while Irma was a fourth grade teacher at Robb Elementary for 24 years.

Two GoFundMe pages set up to help the Garcia children had collected more than $2.5 million in donations by Thursday night.

Parents of the deceased students are outraged by officers who stood around for an hour while the gunman shot 38 people inside the school.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance in Uvalde, Texas on Thursday, May 26.

19 children and 2 teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde on Tuesday.

The Duchess placed flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse. She dressed casually in a white top, blue jeans, white Adidas sneakers and a denim ball cap.

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Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are civilians living in California. In 2020 they announced that they were stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in England.

Meghan visited Texas, as parents of the deceased children questioned the time the gunman spent inside the school.

Law enforcement officers confirm that the gunman was inside Robb Elementary School for at least an hour before an elite Border Patrol agent made entry and neutralized the threat.

The shooter had time to gun down 32 people inside 2 adjoining classrooms. 17 people were injured.

Many wonder whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. Uvalde became the site of the worst school shooting in Texas history.

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The husband of Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher who was killed in the Texas school massacre, has died, according to family members.

A gunman barged into a fourth grade classroom at Robb Elementary and barricaded himself inside.

After announcing "You're all going to die," the gunman shot 32 people in 2 adjoining classrooms.

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Irma, left, was found dead on top of one of her students. She worked at Robb Elementary School for 23 years. Her co-teacher, Eva Mireles, 44 (right), was also killed, along with 19 of their students. 17 people were injured in the shooting.

Joe Garcia died Thursday morning, as the result of a "medical emergency," according to a GoFundMe page set up by Irma's cousin Debra Garcia Austin.

"I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear," Austin wrote.

"EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma's husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief," Garcia's nephew tweeted on Thursday. "[I] truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling."

Irma and Joe were married 24 years and shared four children, according to Irma's bio on the Uvalde school district’s website.

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More details are emerging about the deadly school shooting in Texas that claimed 21 lives and left 17 injured.

Numerous news outlets report that an elite Border Patrol agent rushed inside the school - without waiting for backup - and exchanged gunfire with the gunman before killing him.

But some parents are disputing that version of events.

Parents now say police officers ran into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, to rescue their own children while the gunman was barricaded inside a classroom.

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Angry parents say police stood around doing nothing while the 18-year-old was inside the school for 50 minutes. He gunned down 32 people, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Fox News aired cell phone video that shows desperate parents pleading with the officers to go inside and save their kids.

The video footage shows officers struggling with one parent and restraining him on the ground as worried parents screamed and cried.

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"Go in there! Go in there!" frustrated women shouted at the officers, said Juan Carranza, 24, who watched the chaotic scene from his house across the street.

Yesterday, it was reported that fathers broke out windows and pulled their children to safety while gunshots rang out inside the school.

Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed in the attack, said he rushed to the school when he heard about the shooting on Tuesday morning.

Cazares was outraged that police weren't rushing into the school. "Let's just rush in because the cops aren't doing anything like they are supposed to," he said. "More could have been done. They were unprepared."

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Update: 7:42 p.m. ET

The 18-year-old Texas school shooter sent private Facebook messages to a 15-year-old girl in Germany before killing 19 children and 2 teachers in Uvalde on Tuesday, May 24.

The unidentified girl told authorities she met the gunman in an online chat room earlier in May.

He messaged her on Tuesday that he'd shot his grandmother in the head during an argument over a phone bill.

His grandmother, Celia Gonzales, 66, was able to go across the street for help. She is in critical condition.

He also told the girl he was about to go and shoot up an elementary school.

The chilling messages were read out loud by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at an afternoon news conference on Wednesday.

At 11.21 a.m. he wrote "I just shot my grandma in her head." In his final message, he wrote: "Ima go shoot up a elementary school." Just 10 minutes later he crashed his grandmother's pickup truck outside Robb Elementary School.
Originally published on May 25, 2022 at 4:37 p.m.

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The 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 children and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school posted his murderous intentions on Facebook.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott read the gunman's final Facebook posts during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

In one post, the troubled teenager wrote: "I'm going to shoot my grandmother." In another post, he wrote, "I shot my grandmother." And in a final post he warned, "I'm going to shoot an elementary school."

The final message was posted about 15 minutes before he crashed his grandmother's pickup truck in a ditch outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed that the posts were actually private messages. The spokesperson didn't identify the recipient of the private messages.

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The gunman shot his 66-year-old grandmother, Celia Gonzales, in the face. She was able to run across the street to a neighbor for help. Gonzales is currently in critical condition at an area hospital.

"Evil swept across Uvalde yesterday. Anyone who shoots his grandmother in the face has to have evil in his heart," Abbott said during the news conference.

Abbott said the shooter had no criminal or mental health history.

The mother of the school shooter claims her son was not a violent person. Adriana Reyes said she was "surprised" that he killed 19 children. She said he was a "loner" who didn't have many friends.

Reyes spoke exclusively to from her mother's bedside at an area hospital.

He had legally purchased two assault rifles on his 18th birthday last week. Police said he was not wearing body armor as had been previously reported.

The shooter's grandpa, Rolando Reyes, Gonzalez's husband, described his grandson as a quiet teenager who spent most of his time alone in his room.

The gunman moved in with his grandparents after falling out with his mother, an alleged drug addict.

Reyes denied reports that she had a toxic relationship with the high school dropout.

Reyes said: "My son wasn't a violent person. I'm surprised by what he did. I pray for those families. I'm praying for all of those innocent children, yes I am. They [the children] had no part in this."

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Beto O'Rourke (right) crashed Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference to ask "When are we going to do something?" about gun violence.

The former presidential candidate was escorted from the room after he confronted Gov. Abbott during an emotional press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Abbott had explained how a teenage gunman barged into Robb Elementary School through a back door and barricaded himself inside a fourth grade classroom before opening fire on more than two dozen innocent children.

The 18-year-old gunman had shot his grandmother in the face at her home. She was able to run across the street for help. She is currently in critical condition in an area hospital.

19 children and two teachers died in the aftermath of the shooting inside two adjoining classrooms. The shooter was killed by an elite tactical Border Patrol agent who broke through the barricade.

O'Rourke confronted Abbott after the governor passed the mic to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. "When are you going to do something?" O'Rourke yelled.

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"You should get his ass out of here!" said Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Don McLaughlin (at far left). "This isn't the place to talk this over," he added.

"Sir, you're out of line! Please leave this auditorium," McLaughlin told O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, who is running for governor of Texas, was surrounded by law enforcement officers as he continued shouting at Gov. Abbott.

Mayor McLaughlin called O'Rourke a "sick son of a bitch!"

"It's only as*holes like you. Why don't you get out of here," McLaughlin yelled, as O'Rourke continued shouting at Abbott.

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Update: 11:33 a.m. ET

First responders recounted the horror they saw when they arrived at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday morning.

More than two dozen children and two of their teachers were shot by a crazed gunman in the same 4th grade classroom at the school.

19 children and 2 teachers died during the worst school shooting in Texas history.

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First responders could still hear the screaming and gunshots from inside the school. Children and their frantic teachers poured out of every school exit.

Panicked parents arrived - some barefoot - searching frantically for their children.

Fathers smashed windows, and physically pulled their kids out of classrooms," said Ernest "Chip" King, a Uvalde firefighter who was one of the first responders at the scene.

Within an hour, 500 first responders had arrived at the scene from as far away as San Antonio.

First responders were horrified by the carnage inside one fourth grade classroom.

"I was stabilizing a little girl, she was so tiny," says an EMT who wanted to be identified only by his first name, Rey. "There was blood everywhere. She had been shot in the chest and the shoulder. We were trying to stop the bleeding. I looked at her and I was like 'She's just a baby. Who would shoot a baby?'"

Frantic parents looked into ambulance's windows, trying to see who the patient was. "Everyone wanted to see," says Rey. "They wanted to make sure it wasn't their kid."

"A father came up to me and asked in Spanish if it was a boy or a girl inside [the ambulance]," says Rey. "He was looking for his son, and when I told him that it was a girl, he just ran to another ambulance."
Update: 10:00 a.m. ET

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The 18-year-old Texas school gunman shot his grandmother in the face before heading to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. According to officials, the gunman barricaded himself in a fourth grade classroom where the 21 victims were killed. His unidentified grandmother is in critical condition in the same hospital as some of the 17 wounded people.
Originally published on May 25, 2022 at 08:54.

The death toll has risen to 21 in the worst mass school shooting in Texas history. Officials confirmed 19 children and 2 teachers were shot dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old gunman shot and critically wounded his grandmother at home before driving to the school and crashing his truck outside.

He then walked into the elementary school and entered a fourth grade classroom where he told the youngsters, "You're going to die."

The shooter was armed with a handgun and an assault rifle. He was dressed in black and wore body armor.

Amerie Jo Garza's grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, said Amerie tried to call 911 on her cell phone before she was shot dead. Amerie's best friend, who sat beside her in class, was left covered in Amerie's blood, Arreola told The Daily Beast.

More than 13 children were wounded in the mass shooting at the school, which is 40 miles from the Texas border.

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Police confirmed that two teachers, Irma Garcia, a mother-of-four, and Eva Mireles, 44, were among the deceased victims. Garcia (left) worked at Robb Elementary for 23 years. Mireles (right) was her co-teacher for 5 years.

A Border Patrol agent who was working a post nearby rushed into the school and exchanged gunfire with the shooter before killing him. The 45-year-old agent was grazed by a bullet and was able to walk out of the school as police backup arrived.

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The teenage shooter was described as a bullied loner who dropped out of Uvalde High School 2 years ago. He was often teased about his lisp, his habit of wearing black eyeliner, and hand-me-down clothes.

The shooter lived in poverty with his 66-year-old grandmother, who reportedly expressed her disappointment in him before he shot and critically wounded her.

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The Golden State Warriors observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims before losing to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday.

Before the game, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr implored Congress to do something about gun violence in America. Kerr screamed and slammed the table during his emotional plea. "I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough!"

The video of his plea was viewed over 21 million times on Twitter.

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Update: 8:55 p.m. ET The adult killed in Tuesday's Texas school shooting is identified as fourth grade special education teacher Eva Mireles, 44.

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Update: 7:55 p.m. ET Fox News confirms 18 children and 1 adult are dead in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman was fatally shot by police. He is not included in the death toll. Schools have been canceled in the Uvalde school district for the rest of the year. Today's shooting is the second deadliest school shooting in US history and the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
Update: 7:30 p.m. ET Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez just confirmed that 18 children and 2 adults (in addition to the gunman) are now confirmed dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Fox News reports that the gunman reached out to a random girl on Instagram before the shooting to tell her he was about to do something big. The girl told authorities he was a stranger to her.
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Update: 6:45 p.m. ET The Texas elementary school gunman reportedly shot his grandmother before heading to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.

18-year-old Salvador Ramos killed 14 children and a teacher before he was fatally shot by police.

13 children are being treated at area hospitals. A 45-year-old male is being treated for a graze wound, and a 66-year-old woman is in critical condition.

It isn't clear if the 66-year-old woman is Ramos's grandmother.

Ramos was armed with a handgun and possibly an assault rifle. Video footage shows a crashed pickup truck outside the school. Officials confirm Roma abandoned the vehicle outside the school.

Ramos posted photos of his weapons on social media. He also DM'd a stranger about his murderous intentions before going to the school.

Originally published on May 24, 2022 at 5:01 p.m.

14 children are confirmed dead after a teenage gunman barricaded himself in a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old gunman was shot and killed by police, according to Police said several more children were wounded in the attack.

The shootout happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 40 miles from the Texas border.

The gunman allegedly opened fire on border patrol agents who were in pursuit. He then barricaded himself inside the elementary school.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two children were dead on arrival and a male teacher is also confirmed dead.

Other schools in the district are on lockdown as the investigation into the shooting continues.

The school district said the city's civic center will be used as a pickup area where parents will be reunited with their children once everyone is accounted for.

Stay tuned for more info on this developing news story.

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Oakland County Sheriff

The fugitive parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley were arrested early Saturday, hours after their attorney claimed they were on their way to turn themselves in to police.

James and Jennifer Crumbley face 4 counts each of involuntary manslaughter. Their son, Ethan, 15, is accused of killing 4 students and wounding seven others during a shooting rampage at Oxford High School on Tuesday.

The Crumbleys were taken into custody after Detroit police found the pair hiding in the basement of a building in Detroit, less than a mile from the Canadian border.

A tipster led police to the couple's abandoned black Kia Seltos SUV near the building on the east side of Detroit.

The Crumbleys were booked into the Oakland County Jail without bail.

James Crumbley reportedly purchased a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun as a Christmas gift for Ethan on November 26. Ethan displayed the gun in photos on social media, along with terroristic threats.

Jennifer Crumbley allegedly texted Ethan "don't do it" a day before the shooting.

School officials met with Ethan the morning of the shooting and sent an email to Jennifer about Ethan's Internet searches for ammunition. She did not respond to the email.

Instead, Jennifer laughed and warned her son in a text message "learn not to get caught."

Both James, 45, and Jennifer Crumbley, 43, have criminal histories. James should have failed a background check when he purchased the weapon.

More arrests are expected.

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Oakland County PD

A manhunt is underway for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, who shot and killed 4 students during a shooting rampage on Tuesday.

Police say James Crumbley purchased a 9MM semi-automatic handgun just days before his son's shooting spree at Oxford High School.

Ethan Crumbley, 15, reportedly showed off the murder weapon on social media in the days leading up to the shooting at Oxford High School.

Oakland County (Michigan) Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced four involuntary manslaughter charges against the Crumbleys.

An attorney for the parents said they would turn themselves in, but police suspect they are in the wind.

The Crumbleys are believed to be driving a black 2021 Kia Seltos SUV with Michigan plate number DQG 5203.

They were expected to be arraigned by video Friday in Rochester Hills, MSN reports.

Charges were filed against the couple after prosecutors say his mom texted him the day of the shooting to say "don't do it" and "learn not to get caught."

The Oakland County Fugitive Team, the FBI and U.S, Marshal Service, have joined in the search for the couple.

"The action of fleeing and ignoring their attorney certainly adds weight to the charges," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press release Friday. "They cannot run from their part in this tragedy."