In Uvalde, Texas, there is no peace today.
The small town is still reeling from a horrendous massacre at Robb Elementary School in which 19 students and 2 teachers were gunned down by an 18 year-old resident who live-streamed the shooting before being killed by police officers.
Worse still, local law enforcement has now admitted to making several mistakes in their response to the shooting, adding another layer of grief and doubt to the community at large.
This is perhaps part of the reason why President Joe Biden believes that it would be best to have the site razed.
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 move could certainly help ease the minds of the survivors.
“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 to providing federal resources for such a project, the White House has suggested that they would work with mental health therapy providers to supplement the work of Uvalde’s single psychiatrist, in hopes of helping the children and parents who are going to be grieving for some time still.