This Day in History

May 24, 2022: Uvalde School Shooting

Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Latinx, Racism & Racial Identity

While almost 400 law enforcement officers stood by, nineteen children and two teachers were shot dead in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, in an elementary school that is 90% Latinx. The victims included 9-year-old Uziyah Garcia, 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza, 10-year-old Jose Flores, 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, 10-year-old Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, and two of their fourth grade teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia. The shooting in Uvalde came just 10 days after the massacre in Buffalo.

Flowers, toys, and other objects are seen at a memorial for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in nearly a decade resulting in the death of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 29, 2022.

Flowers, toys, and other objects are seen at a memorial for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in nearly a decade resulting in the death of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 29, 2022. Source: ABC News

As reported by DemocracyNow!,

The gunman reportedly bought at least one of his guns on his 18th birthday earlier this month. . . Tuesday’s attack was the deadliest school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, when a 20-year-old gunman shot dead 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of six and seven.

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Watch more in the DemocracyNow! video As Uvalde Reels from School Massacre, a Look Back at Historic 1970 Chicano Walkout at Robb Elementary below.