Las Vegas shows support for community in Uvalde, Texas after mass shooting at elementary school

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Once again, the nation must face the tragedy of the lives lost in a mass shooting. At City Hall in Las Vegas, flags now fly at half mast in honor of the victims killed in Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas.

“Our flags will fly at half mast until May 28 as a sign of respect for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas,” the City of Las Vegas said on Twitter.

“Our hearts are broken again. Kathy and I send our love and prayers to the community of Uvalde, Texas in the wake of this horrific shooting,” Governor Steve Sisolak shared on Twitter.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman also shared her grief, tweeting:

“We cannot imagine the pain the families of Uvalde, Texas are going through. The loss of these innocent lives is beyond comprehension. We are horrified and may their souls rest in peace.

Clark County tweeted this response:

It’s awful – our hearts are broken when we hear of another mass shooting – this one at an elementary school in #Uvalde, TX. Four and a half years since October #1 here in Las #Vegas – every time this happens – it hurts more each time.

Wednesday is the last day of school for Clark County students. The CCSD sent this statement:

“The Clark County School District is extending its support to the community of Uvalde, Texas.

Schools exist to provide places of learning, consistency, normalcy and safety for our students and communities. We must do all we can to protect these spaces from those who seek to harm, disrupt and desecrate.

This unfathomable event is impacting students, educators, staff, and administrators across the country who care deeply about the health and well-being of every student.

Safety remains a top priority for all school districts, including here in Southern Nevada. CCSD continues to review, assess and address the safety of our schools in order to provide a supportive learning environment for students and a positive work environment for our staff. SDCC police officers and local law enforcement partners continue to provide a high standard of service to our schools, as they do every day.

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