“The agonized screams of family members are audible from the parking lot.”
That’s how a reporter protecting the Robb Elementary School capturing in Uvalde, Texas, described the scene on Tuesday evening.
In a sequence of tweets, Niki Griswold, a journalist with Austin-American Statesman, described the anguish on the Uvalde Civic Center, which is serving as a reunification web site for households impacted by means of the capturing.
“A family has erupted into sobs outside the civic center,” she stated.
—Niki Griswold (@nikigriswold) May 25, 2022
“After Sandy Hook, I read about how the group of parents waiting in a firehouse had dwindled until finally they were told that if they were still there, their children were dead. The reporters wrote that the screaming could be heard from the street. I will never forget that,” she wrote.
—Maggie Astor (@MaggieAstor) May 24, 2022
A 2012 CNN article described how “frantic parents” had flocked to the Sandy Hook firehouse. “Why? Why?” one lady wailed as she walked up the street from the college.
The Robb Elementary School capturing is the deadliest fundamental faculty mass capturing since Sandy Hook, which left 27 other folks useless in Newtown, Connecticut. Each of the 20 kid sufferers was once elderly 6 and seven.
Late Tuesday evening, Griswold tweeted that households in Uvalde have been nonetheless “waiting for any news about their children.” “It’s getting dark,” she stated.
“I spoke to one man who says he’s been waiting for news about his niece for hours. Heart is so heavy,” she added.
In every other replace, she wrote: “Many families are still waiting for news, hoping to be told that their child is in the hospital, either in Uvalde or San Antonio. The alternative is their worst nightmare.”