Highlights

  • 18 children and 2 teacher were killed at Texas school
  • 18-year-old shooter named Salvador Ramos also died
  • Biden has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff

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Texas school shooting: Officials confirmed that 18 children and 2 teacher were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

Texas school shooting: 18 children were among 21 people killed in a shooting on Tuesday at an elementary school in Texas. The suspected shooter, an 18-year-old man named Salvador Ramos also died and was believed to be killed by responding officers.

Officials confirmed that 18 children and 2 teacher were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Investigators say the shooter had a handgun and possibly a rifle.

President Joe Biden has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and at all public buildings throughout the U.S. and abroad "as a mark of respect for the victims.

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It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since a gunmen killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, almost a decade ago.

And it came just 10 days after a gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities say was a racist attack.

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