On May 24th, 2022 the third deadliest school shooting in United States history transpired in Uvalde, Texas when a perpetrator locked himself inside a classroom at Robb Elementary school. The circumstances that led up to the tragedy, the response and actions from law enforcement and the pure horrific nature of the events that transpired have had a traumatic impact on the students and teachers at the school, their families, and the entire community.
The initial response by law enforcement, and a lack of action by incident commanders exacerbated the situation. The assessment of the situation as a “barricaded subject” instead of an “active shooter” by Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s police chief, a delayed breach of the classroom, and violent conflicts between police and civilians on the scene who were attempting to rescue their children are under investigation.
As Uvalde grieves, authorities are working to provide resources for the community to heal. Texas Health and Human Services is overseeing the state’s crisis response in Uvalde. The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center (UTRC) will open a temporary location on June 6th, 2022 and offer ongoing mental health resources and other assistance provided by state agencies and local organizations for members of the Uvalde community.
Whether you are an injured victim or surviving loved one, the harms you suffered from this horrific shooting cannot be properly described with words. Losing a loved one in a wrongful death, suffering from serious injuries or incurring disabilities are just a few of the many issues facing the victims of this event. Many of the harms suffered will require ongoing counseling and medical care to deal with the long-term trauma, injuries, and potential lost earnings.
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