Videos circulating on social media show parents desperately rushing to Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, Texas, where 19 children were killed after a teenager was shot.
The videos were first posted on Snapchat and then promoted on other social media platforms.
A Facebook video shows parents and their relatives comforting each other. A mother is seen sitting on the street outside the school crying loudly.
Many users are shocked to see the scene outside the school.
“It’s awful. I have a 9-year-old about 10-year-old in 4th grade and I can’t help but feel the need to break those barriers and help them find their kids. This video cuts to the heart. Prayer For parents who could not take their children home tonight. Praying for the injured and those who have witnessed all the horrors, “said one Facebook user.
Other videos show anxious parents standing outside the school building as law enforcement agencies confront the shooter.
Among those killed in the Texas school shooting was a Class 4 teacher named Eva Mireles. A parent who claims to have taught his daughter has paid tribute to her on Twitter.
“My daughter’s beautiful teacher was the teacher who was killed in Uvalde, TX,” said the woman with the Twitter handle ‘Audrey’. Said in his tweet.
“Eva (Mrs. Mireless) used to teach Gabby in elementary school. He was a good man at heart and could rarely do any harm to anyone. He believed Gabby and went up and down to teach him as you can see below. There are no words, ”he added.
It was the eighth mass shooting this year, 10 days after another 18-year-old African American killed 10 African Americans in a New York supermarket, according to a report by the AFP news agency.
The incident is set to intensify the debate over guns, public safety and rights.
“I hope that when I become president, I don’t have to do this anymore,” said Joe Biden, a troubled president who led the national mourning, vowing to break the U.S. gun lobby and find a way to tighten gun ownership laws. .
After each incident, proposals to tighten the law by state and federal lawmakers were rejected by conservative colleagues, who rely on the voter support of a large segment of the public who opposes gun control.
Last year, a Pew poll said only 53 percent of Americans want stricter gun laws, and only 49 percent think stricter laws would reduce mass shootings.