Gov. Abbott Updates Texas’ Response & Investigation into Uvalde Shooting at Robb Elementary

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Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – "We must come together in support of the families of the innocent victims, the Law Enforcement Officers who heroically responded, and the entire Uvalde Community –  which will be impacted by this senseless act of violence for generations to come," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott, providing an update on the state’s ongoing response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Following a briefing with Federal, State & Local Officials, Governor Abbott implored all members of the Uvalde community – victims, families, family members, friends, and law enforcement – to use available mental and emotional health resources as they begin to navigate the weight of this tragedy. 

"All Texans have been shaken to their core in the wake of the horrific tragedy that occurred yesterday in the close-knit community of Uvalde," said Governor Abbott.

"As the investigation by State and Local Authorities continues, it is our duty as elected officials to evaluate all possible means of making our schools safer to prevent future tragedies and ensure communities across the state — whether they are underserved populations within large cities or rural areas of the state — have the mental health resources needed.

The Governor added the ongoing investigation is being led by DPS Texas Rangers and the Uvalde Police Department, and is supported by DPS Highway Patrol and Criminal Investigation, DPS Aircraft and Intelligence, and DPS Crime and Victim Support.

Additionally, the following other Local Law oEnforcement Divisions or officials are also providing resources in support of the investigation:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • San Antonio Fire Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
  • U.S. Border Patro
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administratio
Texans in the Uvalde community are strongly encouraged to use mental health resources provided by Federal, State & Local partners in the area, including:
  • Family Resource Center in Uvalde County Fairplex
  • Uvalde Civic Center school crisis teams
  • Texas Child Mental Health Consortium
  • Bluebonnet Children's Advocacy Center, and
  • Counseling services provided by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission and TEA. DPS and FBI are also providing mental health services for Law Enforcement Officers
The Uvalde District Attorney's Office for Victim Services is also available by phone at 830-278-2916.
"The State of Texas continues working to better protect and serve all Texans, young and old," said Abbott.
  The Governor was joined during the briefings and at the press conference by:
  • Senator John Cornyn
  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
  • Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan
  • Attorney General Ken Paxton
  • State Senator Roland Gutierrez
  • State Representative Tracy King
  • Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath
  • Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell,
  • as well as other State & Local Leaders