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Texas school shooting: LeBron James, NBA coach Steve Kerr and sports community call for change amid tragedy


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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was just one of many prominent figures in the sports community to speak out after an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed at least 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

James took to social media to issue a desperate plea for ‘change’ after a A shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TexasTuesday morning in what is the deadliest school shooting since the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers before the Pelicans game at Smoothie King Center on March 27, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of lost and injured loved ones at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX,” he said in a tweet. “Like when it’s enough man!!! They’re kids and we keep putting them at risk at school. Like seriously ‘AT SCHOOL’ where it’s supposed to be the safest!

STEVE KERR IS EMOTIONAL WHEN DISCUSSING MASS SHOOTING AT TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

James also supported comments made by Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, who gave an impassioned speech ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.

Texas school shooting: LeBron James, NBA coach Steve Kerr and sports community call for change amid tragedy

Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors joins in a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas before the playoff game against the Mavericks on May 24, 2022 in Dallas.
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“When are we going to do something,” Kerr shouted, banging on the table several times. “I’m so sick of standing here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there. I’m so sick of the moments of silence. Enough!”

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Other sports personalities have taken to social media to share their condolences but also to issue calls for action.

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Texas school shooting: LeBron James, NBA coach Steve Kerr and sports community call for change amid tragedy

San Antonio Fire Department equipment is parked outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott told a news conference on Tuesday that Salvador Ramos, 18 years old, the alleged shooter, was a resident of Uvalde. Officials said he was shot on the spot. Two officers were also shot and injured but survived.

Fox News’ David Aaro and Ashlyn Messier contributed to this report.

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