Uvalde school board calls on Texas to raise minimum age for assault weapons
The Uvalde school board is urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to hold a special legislative session to raise the buying age for assault weapons to 21. Separately, district superintendent Hal Harrell put the Robb Elementary School principal Mandy Gutierrez on administrative leave.
Uvalde intensifies doubts over whether tiny police agencies make sense
Tiny police departments offer community connection. But critics say they lack the training, expertise and accountability that bigger agencies can provide.
Law enforcement agencies initiate probes after searing Uvalde report
The report issued Sunday blamed all law enforcement agencies at the scene for failing to swiftly rescue those in the school, and said some could have survived had they moved more quickly.
Texas House report on Uvalde shooting blames all agencies at scene
Nearly 400 law enforcement officers were at the school during the May 24 shooting and none took the initiative to save those inside, the report says, adding it was possible lives could have been saved if they had acted more swiftly.
Uvalde school shooting survivors struggle as they await answers
Ahead of the first report into the May 24 Uvalde school massacre, officials are feuding and families are quietly facing financial troubles.
New video shows police in Uvalde waiting in hallway while gunman fires
Newly available video obtained by the Austin American-Statesman shows a gunman walking into Robb Elementary undeterred and police milling about.
Senate confirms ATF director nominee Steve Dettelbach
Amid a spike in gun violence and mass shootings, the Senate confirmed an ATF director for the first time since 2013.
Trauma physicians have become depressingly prepared for mass shootings
Medical groups have been calling gun violence a real public health crisis for years.
There have been over 300 mass shootings so far in 2022
There hasn't been a single week in 2022 without a mass shooting. The July Fourth shooting in Highland Park, Ill., that left six people dead was one of fourteen mass shootings over the long weekend.
Uvalde schools police chief resigns from city council post
Pedro “Pete” Arredondo, whose response as police chief of Uvalde schools has been roundly criticized, is stepping down from an elected post on the city council.
Journalists in Uvalde are stonewalled, hassled, threatened with arrest
Reporters came to Texas to tell the story of the Robb Elementary School massacre. But ‘we were seen as enemies’ by police, they say.
Where Texas teachers carry guns, a community feels more secure
The Utopia district has allowed some teachers and school staff to carry guns for years.
How the Senate defied 26 years of inaction to tackle gun violence
The legislation represents a crash effort between four wildly different lawmakers thrown together by circumstance and pushed to action by unspeakable tragedies.
House approves gun bill, which heads to Biden for his signature
The measure is the biggest breakthrough in gun violence legislation in 30 years, despite is modest nature.
A half-century after one movement, ‘Fierce Madres’ in Uvalde call for another
After a long procession of funerals in the wake of the deadly school shooting in May, the collective grief in Uvalde, Tex., is turning into collective rage.
Senate votes to advance bipartisan gun deal, breaking 30-year logjam
The text of bipartisan gun legislation is on track to be released Tuesday after the senators settled key differences, including how to structure language around the "boyfriend loophole."
Updated timeline: How police responded to the Texas school shooter
The Texas Department of Public Safety released a timeline on June 21 that gives new details on the delayed police response.
After school shootings, teachers struggle for years with trauma
Educators who survive school shootings must return every day to the site of their trauma.