Massacre in Texas | Two days after the nightmare, meditation

(Uvalde, Texas) In front of the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, 21 small white crosses adorned with flowers appeared Thursday morning to commemorate the tragic deaths of 19 children and 2 teachers. Be the worst mass murder in the history of the state.

Posted at 12:48 p.m.

Lila Dussault

Lila Dussault
The Press

It’s time for meditation in the neighborhood next to the Robb primary school, in Uvalde, Thursday morning. During the night of Wednesday to Thursday, 21 small white crosses adorned with sunflower flowers, from which rise balloons, were planted next to the sign announcing “Robb Elementary School – Bienvenidos”. The place is now a memorial to the memory of the victims.


Families follow one another to bring bouquets there. Here, a mother, her toddler and her two children. There, two teenage girls, long hair and heads bowed. An older lady in a wheelchair, pushed by medical staff and accompanied by a policeman, carries a bouquet, hunched over. The atmosphere is silent, solemn, under a dazzling sun.

Photo ALLISON DINNER, Agence France-Presse

Behind the memorial, Robb Elementary School – consisting of several one-story buildings – is nestled under tall trees, to protect it from the high Texas heat. Across the street, the Hillcrest Funeral Home parking lot, full of cars and vans, appears to have become a gathering point for local authorities. The population is now admitted, but not journalists. A Salvation Army shelter provided food and refreshments to the small crowd milling about.

In the streets of the quiet neighborhood, made up of small single-storey houses, not a soul in sight on Thursday morning. The silence is interspersed with the crowing of roosters, the cooing of birds and dogs barking at the few passers-by behind the fences.

Recall that on Tuesday, an 18-year-old young man broke into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small town located 130 kilometers from San Antonio, Texas. One week before the school holidays, the school housed 500 children aged 7 to 11. The shooter shot dead 19 children, injured a dozen others and killed 2 teachers. Shortly before, he had shot his grandmother and caused a car accident. He succumbed to police bullets.

It is the worst mass shooting in Texas history and one of the worst in an elementary school in US history.

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