President Biden informed a neighborhood lawmaker whereas visiting Uvalde on Sunday that the federal authorities might present assets to raze Robb Elementary Faculty, the place 19 kids and two academics had been shot and killed earlier this week.
“He stated, ‘I’m not going away. I’m going to carry you assets. We’re going to look to raze that college, construct a brand new one,’” state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, informed KSAT.
“I can’t inform you what number of little kids that I’ve talked to that don’t need to go into that constructing. They’re simply traumatized. They’re simply destroyed.”
Different websites of mass shootings have been demolished lately.
Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty, the place a gunman shot and killed 26 individuals in 2012, was torn down and changed by a brand new $50 million faculty on the identical property in Newtown, Connecticut.
Faculty officers in Colorado had been contemplating razing Columbine Excessive Faculty in 2019 resulting from a “morbid fascination” surrounding the constructing the place 13 individuals had been murdered in 1999, however they finally determined to not tear it down.
The congregation at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which is about 110 miles east of Uvalde, voted final 12 months to tear down the outdated church the place a gunman opened hearth in 2017, killing 26 individuals, in response to KENS.
Biden additionally informed Gutierrez that he’s dedicated to bringing psychological well being assets to the neighborhood within the wake of this week’s capturing.
“It is a neighborhood that’s going to want remedy. There’s one psychiatrist in Uvalde, only a few psychological well being therapists. We’re going to vary that. It’s a should,” Gutierrez told KSAT.
The president visited a memorial outdoors of Robb Elementary Faculty on Sunday earlier than attending mass at Sacred Coronary heart Catholic Church then assembly with victims’ households and first responders.