Students honor Uvalde’s return to school


Piper Carlson

students arranged in a heart formation to support the people in Uvalde, Texas

Daniel Botello, Staff Writer

Following the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary, student organizations across Texas honored the loss and trauma that was experienced on May 24, 2022.

“Its very saddening that these kids had to be a result of unregulated gun laws in Texas, and it is such a tragedy that Uvalde had to happen for change to take place in Texas, ” junior Arielle Timtiman said.

To honor the children who lost their lives and the people who are traumatized by the Uvalde shooting, the students and staff of Veterans Memorial, as well as other schools across the state, wore maroon clothing as the students of Robb Elementary bravely return back to school for the 2022-2023 school year. In addition, the Veterans student body posed for a picture in a heart formation to show support.

“VMHS student council and National Honors Society members gathered in the rotunda during power hour to show our support for the Uvalde community,” student council and senior council sponsor Tatum Hagen said.

The students wore maroon as it’s Robb Elementary’s school colors on Sept. 6 because it was the first day back to school for the children of Robb Elementary.

”VMHS teamed up with CCISD to show support for the community and students of Uvalde,” Hagen said.

The Robb Elementary school massacre occurred on Sept. 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting lasted from 11:50 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. Nineteen students and two teachers passed away from 18-year-old gun man, Salvador Ramos’ fire.

“I hope no one will ever have to understand what its like to experience the loss of a loved one, especially when the world is watching the process their grieving. No words can describe how strong the parents, family, and friends of these kids are being right now, our prayers go out to the parents, teachers, and staff that are going back to Robb Elementary this year,” senior Stephanie Zamora said.