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At least one student from Robb Elementary School remains missing hours after a horrific school shooting left 22 people dead, including 19 children and two teachers.
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The fate of 10-year-old Elijah Cruz Torres is unknown following the second-deadliest mass school shooting in US history since Sandy Hook Elementary. His family fears the worst.
The 4th grader’s grandfather told Fox News the family feared she was dead.
Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, who did not contact her family in the hours following the alleged shooting of gunman Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School, was among those who died, her father told Fox 7 Austin.
Several dozen family members were gathered at a local recreation center near Robb Elementary School, which serves as a reunification center as their children are also missing.
As they anxiously await news of their child or children, the prolonged wait has some worried about expecting the worst.
Two police officers were shot in the shooting at the school but are expected to survive, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.
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President Biden, speaking from Air Force One earlier Tuesday evening, responded to the shooting by saying, “losing a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped out.”
“There’s a hollow in your chest, you feel like you’re being sucked into it, never able to get out. You’re suffocating. It’s never quite the same,” he told a group of journalists after learning of the shooting upon his return from his trip to Asia. He also called for more gun restrictions.
HARRIS CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the brokenhearted,” the president added, citing Psalm 34.
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out earlier in the day, calling on lawmakers to take action to prevent “something like this” from happening again.
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“Enough is enough,” Harris said. “As a nation, we need to have the courage to take action and understand the connection between what makes reasonable and sensible public policy to ensure something like this never happens again.”
Fox News’ Thomas Phippen contributed to this report.