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Adele Martinez of Uvalde, TX talks to PBS NewsHour Extra

Adele Martinez of Uvalde, TX talks to PBS NewsHour Extra about the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

May 26, 2022

How Uvalde, Texas, Is Mourning After School Massacre

Ask Students: Where have community members gathered for support after the shooting? What is known about the school shooter, according to this story?

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Summary

Investigators looked for a motive in the elementary school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children, in Uvalde, Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said the gunman had shared messages about his intentions on Facebook shortly before the attack, while calls grew in Washington and elsewhere for changing gun laws. In Uvalde, the community grieved after devastating loss. Amna Nawaz reports. For a transcript of this story, click here.

Educators and Parents: Read a message from Share My Lesson Director Kelly Booz offering resources and ideas on how we can care for eachother in the wake of another tragic shooting.

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Discussion Questions

  • Who are some of the people interviewed for this piece, and what are their backgrounds?
  • Where have community members gathered for support after the shooting?
  • What is known about the school shooter, according to this story?
  • What are some of the things members of the community are doing to heal?
  • How have politicians reacted to the shooting, and what promises have they made?

Focus Questions

  • What do you think is the best thing that people outside the community can do to support Uvalde, Texas?
  • Media Literacy: Why do you think the focus of this story is on the grief of the community?

PBS NewsHour Classroom helps teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and international news stories.

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