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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> tonight at 5, the nation is dealing or at least attempting to some 24 hours after a horrific shooting at an elementary school in texas that claimed the lives of 21 people, including 19 young children. thanks for joining us on kron. 4 news tonight. i'm vicki liviakis and i'm grant lotus. so many families are forever changed due to yesterday's brutal tragedy. details will continue to. >> come in over the coming days. but here's what we know right now in a news conference earlier today, texas governor greg abbott said the gunmen had posted his plans to,
quote, shoot up an elementary school on social media. just minutes before the attack. we also know today all of the victims were killed inside one 4th grade classroom. 17 other people are injured because of the shooting. 6 of them are still in the hospital tonight. this tightly knit small texas community is reeling from the tragedy. many unanswered questions still lingering today. our correspondent brian entin is in uvalde with the latest. they should have been celebrating their final days of the school year. but authorities say 19 4th graders on the same class. >> were shot and killed by 18 year-old salvador ramos. they say he barricaded himself in the classroom, killing the children and their 2 teachers after shooting his grandmother in the face. someone who is. >> demented. as it takes to kill little kids. it goes
beyond. seems to me a mental health issue with that. that is the sheer face of evil itself. one day after the horrific shooting, a new timeline is emerging. texas governor greg abbott says there were warning signs on social media starting 30 minutes before the attack. >> he called them posts a communications person for facebook's parent company says they were direct messages. the first said i'm going to shoot my grandmother. the second i shot my grandmother and ramos. his final message said i'm going to shoot an elementary school. this is the shooter's house behind me. it's just a couple of blocks away from elementary school. you can see the fbi has the road closed off. >> agents have been going in and out all day and neighbors tell us the shooter was recently suspended from high school. do you know why he would have shot his grandma? >> i think you started arguing with he could just like i say he would his so that into an argument. >> that most. his neighbor,
joseph was interviewed by the fbi today. he says ramos is live with his grandparents since recently after having a falling out with his mother. brando says ramos was bullied because of the way he talked. >> did they wouldn't accept the way he was? to patients with the he that when the point of being what you need to buy the lips, couldn't we less. i mean, our governor abbott says moreno had no known prior history of mental illness and no known criminal history. >> before committing one of the most deadly school shootings in u.s. history. >> he is one weapon which was an ar 15. using to 23 rounds. >> and that was brian entin reporting for us tonight. the
news conference with texas governor abbott broke into a shouting match when democratic gubernatorial candidate beto o'rourke blamed abbott for inaction on mass shootings in that state. o rourke is someone who called for a gun confiscation program while he was running for the white house. he was later escorted out but continued to call for gun control from the parking lot. >> and we're learning more tonight about some of the 21 people who died yesterday conference. justine waldman joins us now live from the newsroom with that part of our coverage, justine grant and vicki. 10 years old. that's the age of most of the victims. just 10 years old. the 2 teachers who were murdered work to drop elmentary school for more than a decade. and even morales was a 4th grade teacher. she reportedly died protecting her students. she taught at robb elementary for 17 years and she leaves behind a husband and a daughter. her or garcia
was also killed in the attack. she's been teaching at the school for 23 years and was a mother of 4 children. there is jackie cars. there's and and about rodriguez. they were cousins in the same classroom at robb elementary school. their aunt says jackie, who had just had her first communion 2 weeks ago with social and outgoing there and said that and was an honor roll student and that the 2 cousins were very close. there's also 4th grader. xavier lopez. his mom had just been with her 10 year-old at the school hours before for an awards ceremony. she said he had a smile, but she will never forget. that's just some of the victims that we're learning about tonight. more details will come in on the others. the last day of school was supposed to be tomorrow. but instead of making summer plans, these families are now planning funerals. may their memories. be a blessing grant and vicki, back to you. sweet
little souls. thank you, justine. a vigil is being remembered. it are held to remember the victims of the texas school mass shooting at the foster city recreation center tonight. >> it's at the leo j ryon memorial park and will get underway at 7.30, at the center's gazebo. everybody's invited to attend and battery operated candles will be provided. >> school districts all over the country stepping up security today, including more than 20 schools in livermore. kron four's rob nesbitt reports on how law enforcement there increased staffing today. how parents say they are feeling less than 24 hours after the shooting. >> livermore police say there was no known threat but they still placed officers in every single school in the district to give staff students and parents and added sense of security. school drop-off wednesday wasn't easy for parents like rachel or get scared scared for the rest. the kids. one day after 19 students and 2 teachers were
shot and killed at robb elementary school in uvalde, texas. >> heartbroken for the the parents that lost loved ones for the families lost them to her. 5th grade child attends a school within the livermore valley joint unified school district. >> where officers were placed at every school in the district, according to as an it smith with the livermore police department, understandably parents came to school. >> and students come to school. little uneasy given yesterday's tragedy and we wanted to do what we could to make them feel more at%ease. superintendent doctor kelly bowers said in a statement, quote, we are appreciative for our strong partnership with our lpd. >> and their willingness to provide visible reassurance to our families with their added presence on and around our campuses today, parents like are gusts were happy to see her police department and school district take action but says it still doesn't solve the issue of gun violence nationwide. it definitely does help. >> make utilities, but again, scared because your son, your child here every day and just praying for their safety. smith says she is not sure how long police officers will be
on patrol at the livermore schools but assured me that safety is the number one priority. our campuses are safe and we are out there to protect our students and >> the staff and everyone else in livermore. rob nesbitt kron, 4 news and we will continue to follow the developments on this story on air and online at kron 4 dot com to stay. >> up to date on the latest information, you can use your phone to scan this qr code. it will take you directly to our web page where you'll find the latest. >> but whether time now been dealing with some late may heat. but the fog has her turn to did so today. that means things have cool down what we normally see from this vantage point. yeah. golden gate bridge. nature's air conditioner. yeah. a lot of folks still wait for that in mind. it's still hot spots well away from the coast, but that fog really cooling temperatures down out toward the beaches. now you can see it sweeping well on the shore right now into the golden gate bridge as we speak, just continues to flow. >> like a river right through
the golden gate right now down below. yeah. pretty gray out there. as you can see, the clouds have really moved in now across the deck there, some folks in their lights on headed across the golden gate bridge and that on shore breeze has made a return. it's going to take some time for it to filter all the way inland. so temperatures kind of all over the map and pacific actually still 77 degrees. but that cool fog only 60 in san francisco got 68 in oakland. still hot. 93 in livermore, 90 in dublin, 102 in brentwood right now. 96 and fairfield. 95 degrees in saint lena and 93 in nevada. so still some hot temperatures out there, but you can see the southerly surge of low clouds and fog. here comes that is very typical of what you'll see after a nice little heat wave. and here comes rolling back on shore now tonight is going to deepen somewhat of that means more fog and cooler weather on the way. the fog just started stretching across the bay. in fact, you can just see that been your stretching right across the bay now shooting over the berkeley area right now. more of that on the way as that on shore. wind continues to ramp up overnight
tonight and it's tomorrow. in if you're stepping outside, if you're along the coastline, you're probably want to have a jacket on. but if you head to the valleys, yeah, you're enjoying all that sunshine and some very warm temperatures. slow cooling as we head through the night tonight with some of that patchy fog continue to gather steam more on the way and cooler temperatures to. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. all right, lawrence. coming up, president biden recognizing 2 years since george floyd's death. >> he signed an executive order on policing today with the new requirements and restrictions are federal law enforcement. >> and after that mass shooting in texas bay area, law enforcement working to try to make sure kids feel safe when they go to school will speak live with space sheriff about how he's trying to do that. i'm dan o'dowd and i approved this message.
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two-year anniversary of the death of george floyd. >> floyd's family was among a group of victims families to attended the signing. the executive order will help create a national database to track police misconduct and restrict the use of choke holds and no knock warrants. it also mandates body-worn cameras. but the majority of the order only applies to federal officers. however, democrats are pushing for more reforms on capitol hill. >> i know i know progress can be slow and frustrating. today we're acting. showing that speaking out matters. engage matters. and that the work of our time healing the soul of this nation is ongoing and on finishing requires all of us never to give up. >> widespread reform will require bipartisan support in the senate. the some republican lawmakers are saying the president's priorities here are misplaced.
the horror of that mass shooting at robb elementary school in texas yesterday certainly being felt across the country. this is the 27th school shooting this year, the u.s. and here in the bay area, local law enforcement agencies say they're doing their best. >> to make people feel safe. so joining us live tonight, alameda county sheriff greg ahern who is organized active shooter training sessions at schools. welcome, sheriff. it kind of a sad commentary that we have to have the shooter drills in our schools serve a very traumatic, deal with these types shootings are are the parents of these kids? they said the school they're concerned about their as we are safety of kids in the safety of the staff at the school is just a terrible. it's a really >> so can you walk us through what you and your team do too.
try to, you know, instruct the educators on the drills that they do and how you're trying to keep schools in your community as safe as possible. >> right. so i think everybody remembers the is a terrible shooting at columbine high school. what's that? a shooting took some training for our talk to we want to make sure that our units were ready to respond to those so trained have fast-acting response. with our teams ready to go in and engage and confront the threat immediately so that we take the attention the killer trying to kill students and teachers on to the law enforcement people that are and our purpose is to stop the shooting stopped a diving, stop the bleeding as quickly as we can. >> so the students, are you sort finding a way to keep them from being terrified? i mean, it in preparing for such
an event. >> right. so you know, every time the school season back-to-school season is about to we want to make sure we have a presence in front of those to make sure the parents feel safe or units were out in front of the schools today. as much almost every law enforcement entities throughout the country is trying to reassure people that were there were able to respond and we want you feel safe. we talked to few parents today and they said they they're really worried about leaving their child to school, which is turner. it's, you know, you're supposed to be able be safe when you go to school. >> so the parents worried perhaps a copy cat shooter. >> right. they worry about all these type of you know, the reason they worry about the trauma that caused their child, are teachers going to show what's administration going to how do i keep my kids
that's what would happen if there's a shooting and to schools. all these questions are asked of us, how would we notified? so we will turn to work with we do that through our school resource officer program is and try to reassure people that the u.s. will be there if you need is. >> does it make sense to train and arm teachers? >> well, that's u.s. very debatable. we would rather have our units responded are fast. next response we train for active we go different scenarios. go through or tactics would work together. how we could the power the and students states safely. as we address the threat. >> again, we want to draw the attention of the suspect to us immediately and of want to make sure that students are all ready to go we think would be better to schools. worked on there. they're hardening of
their own facilities in or of their ears. camera systems a s their their basic design, much like airports, hotels and major corporations >> very how would you assess how the situation was handled yesterday in texas? >> well, they got there and they ended. that threat is quickly as a candidate to us. that takes a lot bravery to go in with the unknown suspect who like he and that infant that and i think they they did exactly how they were trained. >> your elected official here, what is year take on how our u.s. representatives in congress are dealing with the issue of guns in these mass shootings. >> well, california has a very strict gun laws. this is a national problem is this goes on throughout the country over and over again. yes, i think
it would be just common sense that other replicate what california has for their gun control and for their make it a more difficult for people with mental health issues to acquire these high-powered a dangerous fires. >> she would support the measures that the house has passed, that the senate has not. >> well, i haven't reviewed all of completely, but i i think that california law should be replicated throughout the various states. >> what is it like to go up against the shooter with an assault weapon? >> yes. so the training that we put on it's very ryit as rea inject the element the the the difficulty of getting around is schools like chairs like
office equipment. you learn right if the suspect is prepared for your entry into a confined area, it's very difficult for you to have the advantage. so we go in with multiple officers at the same time to address that threat. put rounds towards the suspect quickly as possible. >> very informative. thank you so much for taking the time to share this information with us. and in our viewers, alameda county sheriff greg ahern. have a good evening, sir. >> thank you very much. and once again, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those recall. that horrific event. >> appreciate sheriff. still ahead tonight, the reward has been increasing again for a missing woman in the east bay as >> search efforts ramp up tonight. and union school district in san jose pays out 7.5 million dollars to men who were sexually abused by their teacher will hear from the attorneys.
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union school district has agreed to pay 7 and a half million dollars to 5 men. >> who were sexually abused by their teacher. the assaults were reported at their school soon. a bar elementary school teacher in the late 1970's and early 80's. these men accused dennis thomas who taught 4th and 5th graders of assaulting them during school hours and after school as well as on weekends and on holidays. >> these men are in their 50's. they were 10, 9.10, years old when they were abused. this was 40 years ago. this has been happening for too long and it's still happening today. this case is as an example, if it weren't for the change in the law for a b to a team that allowed these men. to come forward, they would still be silenced. >> according to the man's attorney in 1982, thomas was convicted of 4 counts of lewd
and lascivious behavior with a child under 14. but the havoc that was reached on these men's lives did not end there. they say it is life long. investigators say that thomas admitted to having relationships with more than 40 boys in the east bay, the reward for that missing oakley woman. alexis gabe has increased now to $100,000. >> the oakley city council increase the city's reward fund from 10,000 to $50,000. the other 50 grand comes from an anonymous donor gabe was last seen in january in antioch. police have searched gabe's ex-boyfriend's home twice so far, but he has not been named a suspect or person of interest in the case. >> coming up, following the mass shooting in texas, what one south bay district attorney says his absolutely save lives when it comes to gun control in california and is the second shipment of baby formula arrives in the u.s.
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trying to make everyone feel safe in classrooms. >> i just keep working away from because i i can't handle body of that right now. as rosie reid prepares to close out her second year as a teacher at ignacio valley high school in concord, she struggles to come to grips with another mass deadly school shooting in america. >> this time in uvalde, texas. but with nearly 20 years of teaching experience in san francisco, piedmont and now conquered reid says the shootings can happen anywhere and she's frightened. that's not because it's the school. that's because in our schools in america today. >> anyone could break of dawn and we don't know. and you can just see it die. and so that slack in an ongoing it is 20 years each take it to be that jing through the pandemic was bad enough. teachers are already stressed and a shortage of educators is impacting school districts across the bay area. some of us are getting the help and th