America: After the "Texas massacre"... Biden addresses the nation and orders the flags to fly at half-mast

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19 students and teachers were killed in the shooting incident by an 18-year-old gunman yesterday at a Texas elementary school.

After the security authorities intervened and exchanged fire, the gunman was shot dead.

And the "Daily Mail" reported that the gunman, Salvador Ramos, who was wearing protective armor and equipped with a weapon, also shot his grandmother, who was airlifted to the hospital, before attending school on the same day.

It is reported that Salvador Ramos is a student at Ovaldi High School and also worked in a restaurant "Wendy's", where the staff remembered him as quiet.

According to one of his friends at school, Ramos was harassed about his clothes and the financial situation of his family.

His social media was filled with pictures of guns he legally purchased on his 18th birthday, state Senator Roland Gutierrez said.  


Biden's speech

Addressing the country from the White House following the shooting last night, Joe Biden said, "The idea that an 18-year-old could walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons is a misconception." 

He added, "Why are we willing to live with this massacre? Why do we continue to allow this to happen?"

Biden has cited numerous mass shootings over the past decade, including a visit to Sandy Hook Elementary School when he was vice president, in which a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.

 Also on this month's mass shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York.

The US President ordered the flags at half-staff on federal buildings to mourn the lives of the victims.

He expressed his regret for what happened through his tweet on the Twitter platform, and said: "To lose a child is to rip a piece of your soul. It is not quite the same.. It is the common feeling between siblings, grandparents, families and communities they left behind. I ask the nation to pray them with strength in the darkness they feel."

I'm addressing the nation on the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

https://t.co/8WI1nWHu6R

— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2022

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