Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Texas school shooting
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An official says an 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a classroom, “shooting anyone that was in his way." Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC’s “Today” that police and others responding to Tuesday’s attack broke windows at the school in an effort to allow students and teachers inside to escape. Olivarez told CNN that all victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School. Eventually law enforcement officers broke into the classroom and killed him.
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi joined The 21st to talk more about the shooting that took place at a Texas elementary school, his work on the Oversight and Reform Committee, and the lack of legislation to make progress on gun control.
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
D-Schaumburg / IL-08
Uvalde is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history after Sandy Hook. In the 10 years between the two, gun laws in America have hardly changed.https://t.co/mlF6AwePcv— NPR (@NPR) May 25, 2022
All 21 victims killed in the Uvalde school shooting were in the same fourth-grade classroom, where the shooter barricaded himself inside, a public safety official said.https://t.co/sgaXkOrAX2— NPR (@NPR) May 25, 2022
"We can't stop bad people from doing bad things," says @KenPaxtonTX on @FoxNews. "We can potentially arm and prepare and train teachers and other administrators to respond quickly. That, in my opinion, is the best answer." #UvaldeSchoolShooting #Texas— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 24, 2022
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