UPDATED: President Joe Biden speaks on Texas school shooting that left 20 people dead

Courtesy of: White House
Courtesy of: White House

UPDATE: President Joe Biden addressed the nation after 18 children and two adults were killed at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde Texas.

President Biden spoke about the grief the families are feeling, the lack of action following mass shootings, and the need to enact what he calls "common sense gun laws".

"Why are we willing to live with this carnage, "said President Biden, "Why do we keep letting this happen? Where in god's name is our backbone, to have the courage to deal with it and stand up to the [gun] lobbies...It's time to act. Its time for those to obstruct or delay or block the common sense gun laws - we need to let you know that we will not forget. We can do so much more, we have to do more."

More details about the shooting will be released following investigations in the city of 16,000 people. 


(Uvalde, TX) -- The Uvalde Police Department says a "mass casualty incident" occurred in Rob Elementary School around 11:32 a.m today.

Uvalde Chief of Police Pete Aredondo said in a press release several injuries and "some deaths" were reported following the incident. Initial investigations by the Uvalde Police Department say the suspect in the shooting acted alone, and is deceased. You can see the Uvalde press release by clicking here.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott says 14 students and one teacher are dead. Abbott says the suspect, 18-year-old Uvalde resident Salvador Romas, is dead.

"It is believed responding officers killed him." said Abbott in a statement you can view here.

Families of the deceased are being notified at this time.