Virginia lawmakers, officials react to Texas elementary school shooting that killed at least 21

‘Absolute unspeakable tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. This was the face of evil,’ said AG Jason Miyares

We're hearing from people across the country and here at home about the nation's latest school shooting.

After the tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed at least 21 people, lawmakers and leaders across the country and reacting to the news.

The Robb Elementary School shooting, which happened in Uvalde, Texas, took the lives of at least 19 students and two adults. The gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by authorities.

The event is a reminder of the ongoing guns in schools crisis the nation is seeing, and some local and state politicians noted that in their statements.

Sen. Tim Kaine

Sen. Mark Warner

Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Attorney General Jason Miyares

Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears

Rep. Sam Rasoul

Rep. Ben Cline

I am heartbroken at the tragic news out of Texas last night. We are united as a Nation in our grief for those loved ones...

Posted by Congressman Ben Cline on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

President Biden also released a statement that you can read here.

You can find all of our coverage so far below:


About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.