The wrestling world has come together to react to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting where 19 children lost their lives.
On May 24th a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and opened fire. The man, later named as Salvador Ramos, killed 19 children and two adults, both believed to be teachers, before being killed by law enforcement.
The elementary school teaches classes for children aged between seven and ten.
The 18-year old suspect was armed with a handgun, AR-15 rifle and high-capacity magazines. In addition, the teenager, believed to a local high school student, is suspected of murdering his grandmother before commencing the massacre.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo, explained that investigators believe that the suspect acted alone.
It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. elementary school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
The shooting marked the 118th such incident in the United States since 2018.
In the aftermath of the heartbreaking events, numerous wrestlers from across a number of promotions, took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims, while many, including Cody Rhodes, explicitly called for tougher gun legislation.
Terrible. Children lost. Senseless, tragic, & avoidable.
Whether it’s love, blood donations, charitable items, just people helping other people is what we need. Love and CHANGE.
If your instinct is to dive into political discourse or defend gun rights…truly maddening and sad.
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) May 25, 2022
More precious lives lost. Praying for change. Something has got to give💔
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) May 24, 2022
We are the only country where kids go to school & could wind up shot. 💔 This is an urgent crisis, not something that can leisurely be looked at in the future. It is disgusting that we as a nation can not universally see this as something that needs to be changed immediately.
— Summer Rae (@DanielleMoinet) May 25, 2022
I just heard the news about the shooting in Texas.
When is enough, enough?
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 24, 2022
77% of mass shooters obtained their guns legally.
People coming out of the woodworks to spew their pro-gun propaganda right now – and it’s CRAZY to see.
— Jordynne Grace (@JordynneGrace) May 25, 2022
Uvalde my heart aches for you. When will these senseless acts of violence stop? School is supposed to be a safe place for children to learn and to play. All my love to those affected by this horrific nightmare. 💔
— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) May 25, 2022