Uvalde, Texas College Taking pictures: Dad and mom Demand Solutions to Police Response; President Biden plans go to to honor victims

UVALDE, Texas — President Joe Biden and the first lady will travel to Texas on Sunday to commemorate the 21 victims who were shot and killed at a Uvalde elementary school.

Several memorials pop up in the community and families and people not only in Uvalde but across the state come out and pay their respects at any time of the day.

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Parishioners from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Uvalde honored the victims of this week’s tragedy.

Her prayers came amid new details about the investigation and growing anger at the police response.

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Law enforcement officials are facing heavy criticism for their alternate stories about how it all unfolded when the shooter arrived at the school.

“They don’t come in at first because of the shots they’re receiving,” said Victor Escalon of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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It appears a relief officer did not confront the shooter outside of the school, as authorities had first said.

Parents want to know why it took more than an hour to take out the shooter.

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And while authorities find a motive, the survivors try to move on.

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The memorial is growing for all 21 victims, whose names are now engraved in white crosses outside the school.

The desperate families take on the difficult task of making arrangements for their loved ones.

The only two funeral directors in Uvalde both offer free funeral services for the victims of the shooting.

SEE ALSO: Mass shootings in US have nearly tripled since 2013, data shows

Since 2013, the year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, mass shootings across the United States — described as shootings in which at least four people were injured or killed — have nearly tripled. As of 2022, there have already been 213 mass shootings — a 50% increase from 141 shootings in May 2017 and a 150% increase from 84 in May 2013. The chart above shows the number of shootings per state. Mobile Users: Click here for our map of mass shootings in the US since Sandy Hook.

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