Bidens head to Texas Sunday to mourn school massacre victims

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Bidens head to Texas Sunday to mourn school massacre victims

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to “grieve with the community” following Tuesday’s elementary school massacre, the White House announced Thursday. 

Both the president and first lady confirmed they would be traveling to the Texas town on Wednesday, one day after a shooter killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School after shooting his grandmother. 

“Jill and I will be traveling to Texas in the coming days to meet with the families and let them know we have a sense — just a sense of their pain and hopefully bring some little comfort to the community in shock and grief and trauma,” Biden said.

The president has called it “just wrong” that the suspected shooter, identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, was able to buy “weapons of war” just days before he shot up the school. 

Officials have confirmed that Ramos legally purchased two AR-15-style semi-automatic weapons on his 18th birthday. 

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to “grieve with the community” following the elementary school mass shooting.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday following the mass shooting at an elementary school.
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High school student Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022.
High school student Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022.
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Biden said he and the first lady plan to meet with families in Uvalde and bring comfort to the community.
Biden said he and the first lady plan to meet with families in Uvalde and bring comfort to the community.
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Confirmation of the Biden’s Texas trip comes only nine days after the first couple traveled to Buffalo to visit a local supermarket where 10 black people were killed in a mass shooting fewer than two weeks ago.

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