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Biden Lays Flowers at Texas School Where Shooter Killed 21

  • President greeted by Texas governor who has criticized him
  • ‘We will,’ he says as onlookers urge him to tackle violence
President Joe Biden embraces Mandy Gutierrez, the principal of Robb Elementary School, at the memorial for the victims in Uvalde, Texas on May 29.
President Joe Biden embraces Mandy Gutierrez, the principal of Robb Elementary School, at the memorial for the victims in Uvalde, Texas on May 29.Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden laid flowers outside a Texas elementary school where an 18-year-old with an assault rifle killed 19 children and two teachers, paying his respects during a day-long visit to comfort families of the victims.   

With gun control back on the agenda in Washington, Biden heard shouts of “do something” from a crowd as he left a Roman Catholic memorial service. “We will,” he replied, before getting into the presidential limousine to meet in private with grieving parents and relatives as well as survivors.