BROOKLYN — The moment Gina Desir, a mother of three, found out about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, her day took a turn for the worse.
“I was devastated. I feel like school is supposed to be a safe place for children,” said Desir, a nurse in Harlem. “Nowhere is safe, but I figured school would be the last place they [shooters] would go. So I felt like I wanted to take my kids home.”
On May 24, Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother and drove her car to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where he killed 19 children and two teachers. The school shooting was one of 2,067 that occurred in the United States since 1970, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database managed by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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