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Uvalde one year later: Community reflects on the Robb Elementary mass shooting

Here's a look at how the tragic killing of 21 people has changed Uvalde, the state and the country.

Kristin Dean, KENS 5 Staff (KENS 5)

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Published: 8:45 AM PDT May 22, 2023
Updated: 5:42 AM PDT May 24, 2023

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022. It was the deadliest shooting ever at a Texas public school. 

The shooting prompted an outpouring of support for the small town as residents dealt with the massive tragedy. In the days that followed, we learned more about the 21 victims and the 18-year-old shooter. The delayed law enforcement response came under intense scrutiny.

As victims' families urged change in the wake of the shooting, some leaders sought to prevent the next tragedy by looking at ways to close gun purchasing loopholes and keep high-powered guns out of the hands of those as young as the Uvalde shooter. Other leaders looked at "hardening" school security and improving mental health resources as ways to prevent future attacks. A year later, little change has been made to state and national laws.

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