Anonymous donor gives $175k to pay for Texas school shooting funerals 2 months ago

Anonymous donor gives $175k to pay for Texas school shooting funerals

A generous moment amid this terrible tragedy

An anonymous donor has given $175,000 to pay for the funerals of the victims following the Texas school shooting.

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Speaking during a news conference following the horrific events at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday morning, Governor Gregg Abbott revealed that a generous benefactor donated $175,000 to cover the costs of the funerals.

Gregg Abbott Uvalde school shooting Credit: Getty - Texas Governor Gregg Abbott addresses the media following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas
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"We appreciate that anonymous donor for his generosity," Abbott said, adding that "we will ensure that those resources get into the right hands.

"No family who is suffering from incalculable heartbreak at this time will have to worry about a single cost with regard to anything concerning this travesty."

A total of 21 people were killed in the senseless shooting, 19 of which were children aged between seven and ten years old.

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Robb Elementary memorial Credit: Getty - Families and locals mourn outside the memorials outside Robb Elementary School

Discussing the response at the time, the governor went on to state that he is "livid" after being misled by local authorities regarding how officers initially delayed "breaching the classroom" while the gunman was still active.

Heartbreaking video footage of parents stood outside the police cordon as officers refused to go inside the building has since gone viral, with many still debating whether the authorities conducted themselves as best they could.

As the investigation continues, it has been revealed that the shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, had even posted a number of warnings on social media prior to the attack.

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Abbott insisted that although the "healing broken hearts is going to take a long time", the local authorities and community at large is beginning to "stitch the fabric of Uvalde back together", as well as encouraging people to donate to Robb Elementary School memorial fundraiser:

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