Teachers hailed as heroes in Texas school massacre as politicians debate gun control
Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Don McLaughlin, right, speaks with an officer outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. - Allison Dinner/Getty Images North America/TNS

Homeroom teachers were being hailed as heroes Wednesday, a day after a teenage gunman stormed a Texas elementary school, barricaded himself inside a classroom and callously murdered 19 students and two of their instructors. With just days left before summer break, gory details emerged about the carnage at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where authorities searched for clues to answer the question on the hearts and minds of parents from every corner of the country: “Why?” Even the gunman’s own messages, posted online just minutes before the onslaught, gave little insight about his motive. Auth...