As the small town of Uvalde, Texas continues struggling with the aftermath of the senseless tragedy at Robb Elementary School, the federal government is looking to provide assistance to the mourning community in a myriad of ways.
In many ways, the enormous impact of the senseless tragedy is bigger than Uvalde itself, and will likely keep the small Texas community in its grip for the foreseeable future.
This is where the federal government can step in and help to expedite the process.
President Biden told a local lawmaker while visiting Uvalde on Sunday that the federal government may provide resources to raze Robb Elementary School, where 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed earlier this week.
“He said, ‘I’m not going away. I’m going to bring you resources. We’re going to look to raze that school, build a new one,’” state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, told KSAT.
The mental health of the children of Uvalde was a top priority.
“I can’t tell you how many little children that I’ve talked to that don’t want to go into that building. They’re just traumatized. They’re just destroyed.”
In addition, the White House suggested that they would look to supplement the work of Uvalde’s singular psychiatrist by providing mental health therapists and other resources to the grieving town.
The razing of Robb Elementary wouldn’t be unique, as Sandy Hook Elementary School was similarly destroyed after the mass shooting that occurred there.
Columbine High School in Colorado has not been razed, despite a brief push to do so occurred in 2019.