THE Robb Elementary School shooting has left many parents shaken, including one of Good Morning America’s hosts.
Like many parents, Marciano was left wondering “what if” a shooting happened at his daughter’s school.
In a tweet, he said; “My daughter’s 4th grade band concert was tonight and all I could think of was… what if…My heart goes out to all the families in #Uvalde#Texas.”
Fellow talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared his own feelings regarding the tragedy in Texas.
In an emotional plea during the opening of Wednesday’s show for stricter gun laws, Kimmel was visibly shaken and misty-eyed.
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“They had armed guards, there were police officers armed on the scene and these murders still happen.”
Kimmel continued to say the issues of mental health and gun control could and should both be addressed. Metal health is often discussed in connection with gun violence.
On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed that 30 minutes before the school shooting unfolded, Ramos, said on Facebook: “I’m going to shoot my grandmother.”
In a follow-up post, he wrote: “I shot my grandmother,” according to Abbott.
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Less than 15 minutes later, Ramos posted: “I’m going to shoot an elementary school,” the Texas governor said during Wednesday’s press conference.
Meta Communications Director Andy Stone said the messages that Abbott described were private one-to-one text messages that were discovered after the tragedy occurred.
The Republican governor said Ramos gained access to the school via a backdoor to an empty classroom.
The gunman then went through a sliding door that connected the empty room to another classroom, where the carnage unfolded.
It has since been revealed Ramos was allegedly in the school for up to 90 minutes before police officers entered the building.
Horrified onlookers desperately urged police to charge into the school while Ramos barricaded himself in the building.
Jacinto Cazares, dad to ten-year-old victim Jackie Cazares, rushed to the school after hearing about the shooting – but says when he arrived, officers had not entered the premises, reports ABC.
He said he told other witnesses: “Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.”
Jacinto believes “more could have been done” to save the innocent youngsters and their teachers.
He told the outlet: “There were at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn’t do a darn thing [until] it was far too late.”
On Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw confirmed that 19 police officers were outside the classroom and did not go in despite 911 calls saying children were still alive.