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In Photos: President Biden Visits Uvalde To Pay Respects To School Shooting Victims
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In Photos: President Biden Visits Uvalde To Pay Respects To School Shooting Victims

May 29, 2022,01:40pm EDT|

Updated May 29, 2022, 03:40pm EDT

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President Joe Biden traveled to Texas on Sunday to pay his respects at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed Tuesday in an attack that has reignited national debate about how to remedy gun violence in the United States.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside … [+] of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 29, 2022.

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Key Facts

Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, arrived in Uvalde via helicopter from San Antonio Sunday morning and traveled in a motorcade through the small Texas town as spectators watched from the roadside, according to White House pool reporters.

The Bidens’ first stop in Uvalde was Robb Elementary School, where they were joined by state and local officials at a memorial set up by the local community, and laid down a bouquet of flowers during their visit.

Spectators at the elementary school briefly cheered as the Bidens approached the memorial, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)—who has been criticized by Texans for his handling of the tragedy—faced heckling from the crowd, with one man yelling, “we need help,” according to reporters.

The Bidens’ next stop was mass at the local Sacred Heart Catholic Church—after the service, when the two were leaving, someone in the crowd waiting outside yelled “do something,” to which Biden replied, “we will.”

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden greet Texas Governor Greg Abbott as they arrive at … [+] Garner Field Airport in Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday.

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The Bidens arriving at Robb Elementary School, where nearly two-dozen were shot and killed by a … [+] gunman this week.

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Jill Biden lays flowers at a makeshift memorial outside of the school.

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Biden embraces Mandy Gutierrez, the principal of Robb Elementary School.

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Abbott was booed by a crowd of Uvalde community members as he arrived at Robb Elementary School, … [+] according to reporters on the scene.

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The Bidens paying their respects to victims of the massacre.

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First Lady Jill Biden squeezes the hand of a parishioner during mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church … [+] in Uvalde, Texas.

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The Bidens wave as they leave the church in Uvalde.

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