The mother or father of a kid who was murdered within the 2022 mass capturing at an elementary college in Uvalde, Texas, known as out Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for his message welcoming the state’s college students again to highschool.
Abbott posted on X, previously Twitter, on Sunday, saying that the season brings him “fond memories” of his daughter, Audrey.
“Good luck to our Texas students and teachers heading back to school,” Abbott wrote. “No doubt you will make us, and your parents, proud this year.”
Brett Cross, whose son Uziyah was among the many 19 college students and two lecturers killed at Robb Elementary College, responded to the put up.
“You know what back to school season brings us,” Cross wrote. “Memories that our children died a gruesome horrific death and you did absolutely nothing except tell us that ‘it could have been worse’. No special session. No holding YOUR police force accountable. Lying through your teeth. [You’re] an embarrassment.”
Someday after the mass capturing, Abbott stated at a information convention that the capturing “could have been worse” and that Texans wanted “love.”
“The reality is, as horrible as what happened, it could have been worse,” Abbott stated. “The reason it was not worse is because law enforcement officials did what they do: They showed amazing courage by running toward gun fire for the singular purpose of trying to save lives.”
Abbott didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Greater than 400 cops amassed on campus after a gunman entered the varsity with an AR-style rifle and ammunition on Could 24, 2022. It took them greater than 70 minutes to confront the gunman and kill him. Some dad and mom, like Gloria Cazares, whose 9-year-old daughter Jackie was killed within the capturing, consider their youngsters may have been saved if cops acted sooner. Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Division of Public Security, known as the police response that day an “abject failure.”
Uvalde faculties began the 2023-2024 college 12 months on Monday. Cross’ spouse, Nikki Cross, posted that she hopes her different children will “survive” the varsity 12 months.
“Today should be your first day of 6th grade,” Nikki Cross wrote on X, remembering her son, Uziyah. “After dropping off your brother and sister I sit at home terrified…waiting. I will never enjoy the first day of school again. Instead I will wait and hope they survive the year.”
Kimberly Garcia, whose daughter, Amerie, was killed within the mass capturing, posted on X that it was a hard day for her.
“You should’ve started 6th grade baby, but again I come visit you at your grave instead of watching you walk into your classroom,” Garcia wrote. “The reality of never seeing you grow or move up a grade truly hurts. I love and miss you so much. You should be here.”
Adalynn Ruiz additionally remembered her mom, fourth grade trainer Eva Mireles, on social media.
“Today your car sits in the driveway and hasn’t been moved since May 24, 2022,” Ruiz wrote in a post. “Today you should have started your 19th year of teaching. Today I did not see my mom wake up for school, because a year ago she didn’t come home from there. Today you should be here.”