Biden administration plans to raze, rebuild Uvalde school in wake of Texas shooting

President Biden said the federal government plans to knock down and rebuild Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to a Democratic state lawmaker.

Sen. Roland Gutierrez told San Antonio TV station KSAT over the weekend that Mr. Biden told him “we’re going to look to raze” the small-town school and “build a new one.”

The conversation occurred during a visit by Biden and first lady Jill Biden Sunday to a memorial for the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers killed by an 18-year-old armed with an AR-15.

Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who is a Democrat, confirmed that Biden floated the idea of federal grants for building a new school and paying for long-term health care needs in the community when he visited the grieving community this weekend.

“He said, ‘I’m not going to leave here, we’re gonna bring resources, we’re gonna look at bringing a federal grant to raze the school,’” Gutierrez said Monday on MSNBC. “Every parent that I’ve talked to doesn’t want to see this school again, is traumatized. Every little kid that I’ve talked to is scared to even go near the school.”

Other mass shooting sites also have been razed and rebuilt, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The president and the first lady visited Uvalde on Sunday, meeting with first responders and grieving with the families of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the shooting rampage at the elementary school.

The Bidens visited the school and attended mass at a local church, where demonstrators nearby chanted “Do something.” The president mouthed back, “We will.”

Speaking with MSNBC, Gutierrez added that he broke down while talking with Jill Biden. “Having both of them here was really important for this community,” he said.




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