Uvalde, Texas – There are now 21 white crosses sitting in front of Robb Elementary School.
They represent the 19 children and two teachers killed in one of the deadliest mass school shootings in America.
Her family and classmates continue to mourn.
An 11-year-old fourth grade student at Robb Elementary spoke about his friends who tragically died. The student did not go to school on the day of the shooting.
“They were some of the best friends I’ve ever had and they were nice to me,” the boy said. “I hope they had a good time in heaven and I’m grateful I wasn’t there.”
A heartbroken aunt spoke out about the loss of her 10-year-old niece, Annabel Rodriguez.
“She’s still alive in our hearts, she’s still alive and she’s a wonderful girl,” she said. “I have precious memories of me and her.”
Rodriguez was a twin, but her sister was ill and stayed home on the day of the shooting.
Meanwhile, chilling cellphone video seen across the country shows parents asking police to do more amid gunfire erupting at the school.
The actions of the police are now being examined.
Officials say the gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was on school grounds for up to an hour.
He entered the school through an unlocked door, and investigators say no police officer was there either.
The Texas Rangers are the lead investigative agency and are revealing new details about the police arrival at the scene.
While police were rescuing people through windows, they didn’t get to the shooter for an hour.
Ramos was heavily armed; he had bought 375 rounds of ammunition in the days before.
Police say they are still looking for a motive.
It’s unclear if a school lockdown was called for after the shooter entered.
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