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Texas state senator criticizes Abbott as ‘piece of s–t’ for not publicly mentioning Uvalde shooting

A Texas senator criticized Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for not publicly acknowledging the second anniversary of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Friday marked two years since the Robb Elementary School shooting, in which an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.

The shooting was not mentioned on the governor’s social media accounts or in press releases from his office.

State Senator Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat from Uvalde, was vocal in criticizing the governor Saturday morning for not mentioning that tragic day.

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State Senator Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat from Uvalde, criticized Gov. Abbott for not mentioning the Uvalde shooting on its anniversary. (Getty Images)

“Yesterday @GregAbbott_TX did not mention Uvalde once,” Gutierrez wrote on “X,” the platform formerly known as Twitter. “Two years after the worst school shooting in Texas history, the Governor has not mentioned him once. Absolutely awful.”

After a gunman entered the school on May 24, 2022, police waited for more than an hour before confronting and killing the suspect.

The victim’s family recently filed a lawsuit against the State Police over its failure to respond to the shooting, according to Fox 4. The suit claims that officers did not follow their training to wait before confronting the shooter.

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The shooting was not mentioned on the governor’s social media accounts or in press releases from his office. (Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

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The Justice Department report also said the victim’s life may have been saved if there had been no delayed response.

A criminal investigation into the law enforcement response remains ongoing, and several law enforcement officials have been subpoenaed to testify before a Uvalde County grand jury.

Since the shooting, Texas, under Governor Abbott’s leadership, has implemented security measures, including a law requiring all school districts to have armed guards on each campus.

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