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Parents, students go back to Uvalde schools months after mass shooting

Multiple schools over the Uvalde School District opened this week, months following the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead last spring.

The picture as a whole: Robb Elementary, the scene of the horrific shooting, remains permanently closed.

  • “We’re not heading back compared to that campus,” Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said last spring, per Axios.
  • “We’ve plans for this to become something apart from a school site, Harrell said.

Driving the news headlines: Parents brought their children to schools in the Uvalde School District this week as doors opened for the 2022-23 school year, the Associated Press reports.

  • Parents pushed the district to look at virtual learning following the Robb Elementary shooting, the Washington Post reports.
  • Other parents searched for new schools for his or her children in the nearby Knippa, La Pryor and Sabinal districts because teachers there can receive handgun training.

What they’re saying: I dont desire to raise them feeling secluded or isolated or raise them in a manner that they dont understand how to handle their fears or their anxieties, parent Marcela Cabralez told Washington Post. So, youre caught sort of in this place. What do I really do? You understand, am I doing whats right?

State of play: The Texas Department of Safety placed near three dozen state troopers across schools in the district as a matter of security, Axios’ Sareen Habeshian writes.

  • Texas students and school staff have already been encouraged to wear white and maroon showing support for Uvalde, in accordance with Spectrum News.
  • Parents at a school board meeting the other day criticized the Uvalde district’s new safety plan, The Texas Tribune reports.
  • There is also been criticism because some officers mixed up in failed response to the mass shooting will undoubtedly be on duty because the school year begins.

Uvalde Elementary opened early Tuesday with a fresh 8-foot metal fence round the campus and circumstances trooper as security at the front end of the building, AP reports.

  • The institution welcomed students who have been second and third graders at Robb this past year.

Dalton Elementary will welcome second-grade students who have been first graders at Robb Elementary, per CNN.

  • The institution also offers an 8-foot metal fence for security, per the Texas Tribune.

Sacred Heart Catholic School had double the enrollment for elementary school students in comparison to this past year, CNN reports.

  • 30 students from Robb Elementary received scholarships to wait the private school.

Flores Elementary welcomed back fifth- and sixth-grade students from Robb Elementary, KENS-5 reports.

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