return under tension in a bereaved school in Texas

The start of the school year took place on Tuesday at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 schoolchildren and 2 teachers were killed on May 24. The school has deployed a major security system.

Students at a Texas school bereaved by one of the worst child killings in recent US history returned to school on Tuesday under tight security.

On May 24 in the town of Uvalde, an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb Elementary School, killing 19 students and two female teachers.

This massacre, which had deeply shocked the Americans, was accompanied by a controversy over the ease with which the killer had been able to access the establishment and especially the time taken by the police – more than an hour – to enter class and shoot him down.

Back to school postponed by a month

Classes had not resumed and the start of the school year was postponed by a month to best prepare for the reception of students still traumatized.

The decision was made to no longer use the carnage theater building and the return to class was therefore organized in other school premises, located one kilometer away.

The Robb school has deployed an important system aimed at reassuring families and strengthening security conditions.

Mental health counselors and security guards

Among them, a fence to delimit the limits of the school and to filter remotely the people who can access the establishment, surveillance cameras and several security patrols.

The elementary school also reported the presence of mental health counselors and security guards.

It remains to be seen whether these devices will be enough to reassure parents and children. Several families, for example, told CNN they were still reluctant to send their children to school, considering that the psychological wounds were still too strong.

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