TAMPA BAY, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – A Florida school shooting survivor is speaking out about the incidents unfolding in Texas. 20-year-old Zach Hibshman was a junior at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when police say a 17-year-old expelled student entered and opened fire there in 2018. 17 people were killed that day. “I was 16 years old. I was in the building right next to it… and I did hear everything. It was definitely, very loud. I did unfortunately see bodies that were on the floor covered by sheets. When the SWAT and the police escort you out, it’s sort of surreal,” he explained. “When I got home, I turned on the news channel and I was just in a state of shock. I’m like, ‘there’s no way’. It’s terrible to think of that there were literally kids just a couple hundred feet next to me that did end up getting shot and did end up passing away.” Seeing Tuesday’s tragedies at a Texas elementary school unfold, he says, brings back vivid memories. “It’s … [Read more...] about Florida School Shooting Survivor Reacts to Texas School Shooting
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(AP) — At least 19 children and two adults are dead after a school shooting in Texas Tuesday morning. There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in U.S. schools and colleges over the years, but until the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999, the number of dead tended to be in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that included schools and killed 10 or more people has mounted. The most recent two were both in Texas. READ MORE: 'This Cannot Continue': Minnesota Leaders React To Deadly Texas School Shooting ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, May 2022 An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two adults , officials said. The 18-year-old attacker was killed by law enforcement. People react outside Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, US, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (credit: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL, May 2018 A 17-year-old … [Read more...] about A Look At Some Of The Deadliest US School Shootings, Including At Red Lake H.S. In Minn.
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In the wake of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas, Democratic lawmakers in Florida called on their Republican colleagues to use the time remaining in a special legislative session on property insurance to address firearm-related measures such as imposing universal background checks on gun buyers. House leaders offered prayers as a response to the latest series of mass shootings, while some Republicans maintained opposition to any efforts to restrict access to firearms. READ MORE: Florida lawmakers sign off on condo safety requirements Rep. Randy Fine, a South Brevard County Republican, on Wednesday told reporters it was “completely inappropriate” for President Joe Biden to “politicize the situation,” referring to a shooting Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas in which 19 children and two adults died. “We should be focused on those families,” Fine said. “We should be focused on understanding what happened.” Biden Tuesday night called for tougher gun … [Read more...] about Texas school shooting reignites Florida partisan divide on guns
There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in U.S. schools and colleges over the years, but until the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999, the number of dead tended to be in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that included schools and killed 10 or more people has mounted. The most recent two were both in Texas. ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL , May 2022 READ MORE: Olszewski Reaffirms Support For Hyatt, Says He's Open To 'Productive Dialogue' On Additional Support For Officers An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two adults, officials said. The 18-year-old attacker was killed by law enforcement. SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL , May 2018 A 17-year-old opened fire at a Houston-area high school, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. The suspect has been charged with murder. MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL , February 2018 An attack left 14 … [Read more...] about A Look At Some Of The Deadliest U.S. School Shootings
(AP) — A gunman stormed into an elementary school Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers in the United States’ deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, identified as a local 18-year-old who had shot and wounded his grandmother and spelled out his violent plans in online messages shortly before the massacre at Robb Elementary. Investigators say they don’t yet know a motive for the shootings. A look at what we know so far: READ MORE: North Philadelphia Crash Leaves Young Girl Dead; Sister, Mother Injured WHAT HAPPENED IN UVALDE? The attacker shot his 66-year-old grandmother in the face at their Uvalde home, then fled in her truck as she summoned help, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and other officials. A short distance away, Ramos crashed the truck outside the school, got out with a rifle and approached a back door, officials said. They said an officer … [Read more...] about Texas Elementary School Shooting: What Do We Know So Far?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — At least 18 children and one adult are dead after a school shooting in Texas Tuesday morning . It happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which is west of San Antonio. The shooter, an 18-year-old man from Uvalde, is also dead. It’s believed responding officers killed him. READ MORE: 65 Minneapolis City Employees Speak Out On ‘Toxic And Racist’ Culture In City Coordinator’s Office Minnesota politicians are reacting to the unfathomable news Tuesday. “I am watching the news coming out of Texas in horror,” Democratic Gov. Tim Walz said on Twitter . “This cannot continue. Minnesota grieves with the parents and families of every child who was shot and killed in Uvalde today.” Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she is “beyond heartbroken over the horrific tragedy.” “It has been nearly a decade since Sandy Hook and gun safety legislation has been repeatedly blocked. Unconscionable,” Klobuchar said on Twitter . Democratic Sen. … [Read more...] about ‘This Cannot Continue’: Minnesota Leaders React To Deadly Texas School Shooting