In the bloodiest school shooting in Texas history, 21 people were slain at Uvalde Elementary School.

At least 19 children and two adults were massacred by a gunman at a Texas elementary school.

Earlier, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erick Estrada told CNN that the kids were likely between the ages of 7 and 9, and that two adults were among the dead. The shooter has also died.

The gunman, who has been identified as an 18-year-old male resident of Uvalde, shot his grandmother at her home before driving toward the school in a large, dark truck, according to calls to law authorities starting about 11:20 a.m. local time. He lost control of the vehicle and slammed it into a ditch near the little campus.

He was observed departing the truck carrying "some sort of firearm," a bag, and wearing body armour, according to callers. According to Estrada, the attacker entered the school through a south-facing door and began shooting.  It's unclear whether the shooter had a specific target or targets in mind when he opened fire.

The horrific shooting occurred only ten days after a white gunman opened fire at a Tops store in a Black Buffalo area. In that tragedy, ten persons were massacred.

President Biden said it is high time for lawmakers to question the gun lobby. President Joe Biden addressed the nation from the White House on Tuesday night, saying, "I had assumed when I became president I would not have to do this – again."

The horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has forced a close inspection of local schools to ensure that school and law enforcement officials are doing everything possible to keep students safe.

Martin County parents and students will see extra law enforcement officers on campus during the last few days of the school year to make worried parents feel better about sending their children to school.

"Parents will be afraid, and they should be." "I'm concerned for my grandchildren as a grandfather," Sheriff William Snyder stated.  Snyder said his organisation acted after learning of the fatal school incident.

The Parkland school tragedy in Florida triggered dramatic safety modifications in schools across the state, including the requirement of school resource officers on all campuses.

The Palm Beach County School District issued a statement as well, stating that "Every day, at least one full-time law enforcement officer is deployed on all campuses. All day, every day, we have a behavioural health professional, a school counsellor, and other support on all campuses. We are dedicated to provide emotional support to all kids who require it."