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Nineteen children and two adults were killed on May 24, 2022, after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Published May 26, 2022

UVALDE,TEXAS, USA - MAY 25: A view from a makeshift memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. At least 19 students and two adults were killed at an elementary school in the US state of Texas on Wednesday when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Nineteen children and two adults were killed on May 24, 2022, after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The massacre marked yet another grim milestone just days after an allegedly racially motivated mass shooting left 10 people dead at a shopping market in Buffalo, New York. 

Each added to a long list of events that have brought the issue of firearm access to the spotlight, further dividing the nation on gun control measures. As is often the case with such tragedies, online misinformation swarmed the digital sphere as internet users sought answers to questions following the Uvalde school shooting, from the citizenship status of the suspected shooter to whether the National Rifle Association had banned guns at its annual convention in response to the shooting.

Below is a collection of digital rumors, questionable quotes, and authentic pieces of information that our newsroom has fact-checked in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting.

A false rumor on Twitter said that a representative for Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited a grieving family's home who lost a child at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and offered money in exchange for standing with the governor against stronger gun laws.
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A rumor said that police or law enforcement officers went inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas to rescue their own children on the day of the deadly mass shooting.
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Madison Dapcevich is a former writer for Snopes.

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