In Texas, there is still plenty of mourning to be done.
The Robb Elementary School massacre that claimed the lives of 21 innocent people will undoubtedly dominate the national psyche for some time still, as our country attempts to grapple with not only the impact of the event, but as we work toward some sort of solution to prevent such tragedies in the future.
And, in part of this healing process, there is a large, looming question: What exactly does the town of Uvalde do with the school building itself?
President Joe Biden has an idea.
President Biden told a local lawmaker while visiting Uvalde on Sunday that the federal government may provide resources to raze Robb Elementary School, where 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed earlier this week.
“He said, ‘I’m not going away. I’m going to bring you resources. We’re going to look to raze that school, build a new one,’” state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, told KSAT.
The move may very well be in the best interest of the children of Uvalde.
“I can’t tell you how many little children that I’ve talked to that don’t want to go into that building. They’re just traumatized. They’re just destroyed.”
The President also suggested that the federal government would look into providing more mental health resources for those affected by the senseless violence, including bringing more mental health therapists to Uvalde in the near future.