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How Uvalde, Texas, is mourning after school massacre

May 25, 2022

Summary

Investigators looked for a motive in the elementary school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children, in Uvalde, Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said the gunman had shared messages about his intentions on Facebook shortly before the attack, while calls grew in Washington and elsewhere for changing gun laws. In Uvalde, the community grieved after devastating loss. Amna Nawaz reports. For a transcript of this story, click here.

Teachers: You may wish to read 15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence here. It is understandable for students to feel upset by the events in Uvalde. Consider inviting your school counselor or administrator to your class to help facilitate the discussion, and let students know there are resources at the school including the counselor for them to speak with.

Five Facts

  • Who are some of the people interviewed for this piece, and what are their backgrounds?
  • Where have community members gathered for support after the shooting?
  • What is known about the school shooter, according to this story?
  • What are some of the things members of the community are doing to heal?
  • How have politicians reacted to the shooting, and what promises have they made?

Focus Questions

What do you think is the best thing that people outside the community can do to support Uvalde, Texas?

Media literacy: Why do you think the focus of this story is on the grief of the community?

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