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Texas Families and Teachers Mark First Anniversary of Uvalde School Massacre

HeadlineMay 25, 2023

Uvalde, Texas, has marked the first anniversary of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 19 elementary school children and two of their teachers. Mourners gathered Wednesday outside St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a “Day of Remembrance” vigil. San Antonio resident Yolanda Valenzuela says the massacre has caused lasting trauma to teachers, students and parents across Texas.

Yolanda Valenzuela: “Nobody feels safe anymore. The kids, you know, they spend some of their time learning how to deal with active shooters and how to hide and this and that and the other. And 10 years ago, you didn’t hear that.”

At the White House, President Biden marked the anniversary of the Uvalde massacre with another appeal to Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons and other gun controls.

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