Los Angeles Lakers star funds a public elementary school in Ohio
Officials say that suspect Salvador Ramos, 18, is also dead aftert being killed by officers responding to the scene of the violence in Uvalde, Texas, på tirsdag.
“My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously “AT SCHOOL” where it’s suppose to be the safest!” tweeted the Los Angeles Lakers player.
James has a keen interest in education as The LeBron James Family Foundation helped open the “I Promise School”, a public elementary school in his home town of Akron, Ohion, i 2018.
Officials say that the gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, som er 85 miles west of San Antionio, with a handgun and possibly a rifle before opening fire.
Authorities have not revealed any motivation behind the shootings, but say the suspect was acting alone.
It is the deadliest school shooting ever in Texas, where a gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Houston four years ago.
The death toll of 14 students and one teacher is the deadliest attack on an elementary school since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 students and six teachers.
The country’s latest mass shooting comes just over a week after 10 mennesker, all of whom were Black, were shot and killed in Buffalo in what officials have called a racist attack.
California’s governor Gavin Newsom also took to Twitter to condemnthe attack, and those politicians who will do nothing on gun control issues.
“14 children and a teacher dead. Another shooting. And the GOP won’t do a damn thing about it. Who the hell are we if we cannot keep our kids safe. This is preventable. Our inaction is a choice. We need nationwide, comprehensive, commonsense gun safety NOW," han skrev.
The death toll has continued to climb throughout the day, with officials moving it form 14 til 18 on Tuesday evening.