The Justice Department tonight released the following statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland:
“Today, another mass shooting has taken the lives of innocent victims, including elementary school children and their teacher. This act of unspeakable violence has devastated an entire community and shaken our country.
“FBI and ATF agents have responded to the scene, and the Justice Department is committed to providing our full support to our law enforcement partners on the ground in Texas and to the Uvalde community.
“We join our fellow Americans in mourning this terrible loss and in their resolve to end this senseless violence.”