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19 children, two adults killed in Texas elementary school massacre

18-year-old opens fire in elementary school, is shot dead

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Jenny Leonard, Laura Litvan & Alexis Shanes | Bloomberg
President Joe Biden mourned the killing of at least 19 children and one teacher in a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, decrying their deaths as senseless and demanding action to try to curb the violence.

“I hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this again,” Biden said at the White House, in sometimes halting, emotional remarks. “Another massacre in Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third and fourth graders.”

“As a nation,” he said, “we have to ask: When are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When

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First Published: May 26 2022 | 2:58 AM IST

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