Uvalde school may be torn down and replaced

Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, said President Joe Biden told him the White House was “going to look to raze that school, build a new one.” Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Uvalde on Sunday to grieve with the families impacted after a gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at the school on Tuesday.

An emotional Gutierrez said he was working with the White House to sift through a federal grant process to rebuild the school.

“There’s a federal grant process for it,” he told KSAT, a local tv station, on Sunday. “That’s the sad part, there’s a federal protocol for schools like Columbine and others, where they give you [millions to rebuild]… What kind of world are we living in that legislation was created for razing these schools. It makes no sense.”

The local lawmaker went on to say he was also looking to secure funding for mental health facilities in Uvalde, adding that he “can’t tell you how many little children I’ve talked to that don’t want to go back into that building.”

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