14 children and teacher killed in the shooting in a Texas school

14 children and a teacher were shot dead by an 18-year-old who opened fire in an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday before being shot by police, the state governor said, in an incident the White House said President Joe Biden would make a statement tonight.

Governor Greg Abbott said in a press conference that the attacker “shot and killed in horrible and incomprehensible way 14 students and a teacher “.

He added that the suspect, who is from the area, “is dead (…) The cops who responded to (the operation) are believed to have killed him.”

Local police initially reported the arrest of a suspect after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in the town of Yuvaldi, about 130 km east of San Antonio.

The Yuvaldi hospital announced on Facebook that 13 children had been transferred to the medical institution for treatment, noting that two people had arrived dead.

Shooting in the United States is a chronic plague, and every time such an incident occurs, the country sees a renewed discussion about the outbreak of firearms, but no progress has been made on this front.

Many Americans refuse to give up their constitutional right to own firearms.

In Washington, the White House announced that US President Biden has been informed of the shooting in Texas, indicating that the president would release a statement on this tragedy on Tuesday night.