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Wrestling World Reacts To Heartbreaking Texas School Shooting

Cody Rhodes

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.