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him. texas governor greg abbott said evil swept across the town on tuesday. the gunman left online messages just a half hour before the massacre began. and reporter jenna barnes has the latest on the investigation and the victims. >> 10 year-old ileana garcia loved to dance and sing and play basketball. tuesday. sunny elliana zahn says the family had to wait outside the civic center in uvalde, texas for cotton swabs for dna testing to confirm her death. >> we didn't find out about her until late last night about 11, 30. that's when they come from. >> 12 hours after the gunman, an 18 year-old high school dropout from uvalde barricaded himself inside a robb elementary school fourth-grade classroom and murdered 19 children and their 2 teachers.
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>> there was no known mental health history. of the gunman. >> officials in texas say the shooter used an ar 15 rifle. he legally bought 2 of them and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in the days earlier facebook reports the gunman sent private messages about his plan half an hour before he acted. he said. >> i'm going to shoot my grandmother. the second post was. i shot my grandmother. the 3rd post. maybe less than 15 minutes before arriving at the school was. i'm going to shoot an elementary school. >> the suspect's grandmother survived. police say after shooting her in the face, the gunman took off and crashed his truck through a barricade at the school and went in through the back door. a border patrol agent shot and killed him in that 4th grade classroom. but not before he took 21 lives. >> we failed in the sense that we didn't prevent this mass attack. but i can tell you those officers that arrived on
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the scene and put their lives in danger. they saved other kids. they kept him pinned down. and we're very proud of that. governor greg abbott's, democratic challenger beto o'rourke interrupted this news conference. >> accusing abbott of doing nothing to stop the next shooting. abbott says 18 year-old in texas have been able to buy long guns for 60 years and he placed the blame of this massacre on evil and a mental health crisis even slamming chicago in his assessment. hate to say this. but >> there are more people who were shot every weekend and chicago. then there are. in schools in texas. and we need to realize that that people who think that will maybe we just implements tougher gun laws. it's going to solve it. chicago in la and new york. this proved that thesis. this is a man who >> is determined to be a race to the bottom line is a focus on taking care of business.
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there. >> and that was reporter jenna barnes reporting. >> are still now learning more about some of the victims tonight and kron four's. justine waldman joins us live in the newsroom with that part of our coverage. justine. >> well, most of the victims are just 10 years old. and one of the 2 teachers killed died trying to save her students. >> even morales was a 4th grade teacher and reportedly died trying to protect her students. she had taught at robb elementary for 17 years. she leaves behind a husband and a daughter. her co-teacher or garcia was also killed in the attack. she'd been teaching at the school for 23 years and was a mother of 4 children. the youngest victim is 8 years old is iad rca. his grandfather said that he was the sweetest little boy and wasn't just saying that because he was his grandson. there's also 10 year-old amory joe garza. she had just made the honor roll at a ceremony
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at the school that morning. and her father said, quote, my little love is now flying high with the angels above. that's just some of the victims and the victims. family should be planning their summer vacations. now, instead they're making funeral plans. katherine noel, back to you. all right, justin, thank you very much. a school districts across the country meantime, are stepping up security today. that includes more than >> 20 schools in livermore as kron four's rob nesbitt reports the police department there increase staffing today. >> as parents continue to process what happened 24 hours ago. >> livermore police say there was no known threat but they still place 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
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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. a 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. she's joining the millions of people calling for change. i'm
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a firm in some type of gun control. >> smith says school resource officers are always assigned to del val and livermore high schools and that a school resource arjun covers all the district's middle schools. she is not sure how long police officers will be on patrol at all schools, but assure 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. >> now livermore isn't the only bay area school increasing security police departments and sheriff's offices across the bay area are stepping up patrols at other local schools as well, including ones in daly, city nevado santa clara and mountain view. brentwood police also reassured community members there today that there are resource officers present on campuses. now california's top cop is joining the chorus of lawmakers calling for gun reform. attorney general rob bonta says he's frustrated with the inaction from republicans to stop gun
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violence. >> in action is a choice. the silence of our leaders who are doing nothing is definite. must act and this is not ideological. there are common sense steps we can take that evidence shows work that reduce and oftentimes prevent mass shooting. >> assault weapons are banned here in california, although that is currently being challenged in court bonta's office also took action this week to address the ghost gun problem. those are illegal guns that do not have serial numbers making them harder to track bonta and san francisco da chesa boudin dean filed an injunction to stop 3 retailers from selling ghost gun part kits online. while yesterday's shooting has renewed calls for tougher gun laws. some states, including california. >> already have something called a red flag law. state leaders say it does make a big difference. kron four's dan kerman explains.
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>> there may be a bottleneck in congress when it comes to advancing gun safety legislation. but in california and 18 other states, there's already red flag legislation on the books. the gun violence restraining order. >> it's i think the da's office when the police department just going in and grabbing guns from someone, there's a judicial process, we go to court and a judge has to decide that there is enough evidence that this person, it's a danger to themselves or others to temporarily remove the firearms. >> santa clara county district attorney jeff rosen says gun violence restraining orders have been very successful. and in a post on his web site, he's encouraging the implementation of red flag laws across the united states. our focus here is reducing the harm that is caused by guns. and so it's not just that we're removing the weapons were also strongly suggesting that that person get mental
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health treatment and workplace mediation, a drug drug treatment counseling to try to address the underlying issues that they're having. rosen says california's law, which was passed in 2016 is frequently used in santa clara county. this an area that i described happens 3 to 4 times every week in our county. most recently, rosen says a gun violence restraining order was obtained or removed. 2 ar 15 assault rifles, ghost guns. hundreds of rounds of ammunition and the anarchist cookbook. >> from a fire construction worker who rosen says was threatening former coworkers. and while rosen admits red flag laws won't stop every mass shooting, he says those states that have it need to use it more often. >> the laws are only as effective as law enforcement isn't using them. and so we've been very active in our county and using these laws because we've seen that they can reduce suicides and reduce mass shootings. dan kerman kron, 4 news.
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>> we will, of course, continue to follow all of the latest developments on this story, both on air and online at kron 4 dot com. if you'd like to stay up to date on the very latest information, well, you got to do is scan the qr code that you see here on your screen. it will take you directly to our web page where you can find all the latest details. >> 6.10, we're going. get your check of your 4 zone forecast this evening. that fog creeping then. okay. i'm going to see it. weather is too much on whether definitely what words of sarah lawrence. yeah, it's going to cool down and we're talking about these heat waves are nice for a couple days, right? but it's nice to see that fog. yeah, rollback in little things down and now we're going to see a drastic change. some places already cool. already you can see out toward the golden gate bridge. well, these temperatures of really drop number. we had upper 70's in the san francisco yesterday, not even close now fog really thickening up and rolling on shore, pushing through the golden gate bridge stretching across the bay. this is from the berkeley hills. you can see it's made its way all the way across into berkeley. now
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and begin to fill the bay. so that's a sign that ridge really start to weaken. now and break down. so temperatures cool off actually in the san francisco today, 68 degrees. 81 warm in oakland. it was still hot in san jose at 93 degrees and another day of record temperatures and live more at 102. 99 in concord and 95 in santa rosa all around the bay area. temperatures stay hot. well inland. 95 in santa rosa, 93 in san jose. 99 in concord get inside the bay was a different story. the temperature started to cool a bit and then out toward the coastline. with that fog started to roll back on shore and temperatures a much cooler in the 50's. now look at the dress. a change temperatures got that fog in the half. moon bay are still seeing some sunshine as the fog is shooting past pacifica and then rolling back into san francisco kind of a district pattern there. 60 degrees now in san francisco is actually 20 degrees warmer in pacifica right now, which is unusual. 68 in oakland, 85 degrees in dublin. 94 insanely and 90 in
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the bottle. we are seeing some changes now. those high pressure starts. we can. all of a sudden we got that fog rolling back up that suddenly surge of fog that is going to fill in not only along the coastline into the bay, into the valleys, maybe some drizzle along the coastline overnight tonight, too. so what a change from 24 hours ago. guys, back to could change. right. thank you, lawrence said coming up, governor newsom is making a new push to pass tougher gun laws in california. >> and a big payout for victims of abuse in a san jose school district will hear from the attorneys we worked on the attorneys we worked on that case will come back. this is what people with eczema said about how their skin feels... ...when it comes to our skin, what if it could feel differently? say hello to opzelura for the treatment of mild to moderate eczema. opzelura is a steroid-free cream proven to help clear skin and significantly reduce itch. do not start opzelura if you have any infection
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>> welcome back. governor newsom is calling on state lawmakers to work on sending more gun control related bills to his desk and a kron four's. ashley zavala has the latest on this new effort. here at the state capitol. lawmakers are working on passing several
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gun control related bills that are at about the halfway point in the legislative process. >> normally if passed, these bills would be signed in the fall. but governor gavin newsom wants to speed up that timeline requesting that they be on his desk ready to sign by the end of next month. >> we mean business, we are resolved in this fight. we're not giving up not getting into the cynicism. we're going to turn this around. governor gavin newsom and democratic legislative leaders vowing to fast track gun control bills through the state legislature following a series of shootings in the state and across the country. >> we have to turn it around before another neighbor, mother teacher, our child is senselessly, ripped from our world. the bills include one modeled after texas's abortion law allowing private citizens to sue the makers and sellers of illegal assault weapons and ghost guns. some have raised concerns about its legality. the governor confident it will be effective. we want to save lives. they use that to put women's lives at risk. >> we're going to use that the door. they open that law and
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that process to enforce a private right of action to get these guns off the street. other bills include efforts to strengthen ghost gun restrictions. a bill allowing local governments in the state attorney general to sue gun makers and sellers and one that restrict advertising firearms to minors. these would add to the more than 100 gun laws already in the state. i think we need to take a pause here and mourn with the victims. republican assemblyman james gallagher says there are other public safety efforts. the governor could fast track, including putting an end to some early release policies for felons in california prisons or going through the backlog of gun violence, restraining orders that would take guns from people who shouldn't have them. so we need to start talking about the underlying conditions that. >> and other issues that are leading to these mass shootings, another gun law, our history shows it's not going to solve that problem. well, the legislature works through the debate. the governor says he wants urgency clauses added to these gun control bills. that means they would go into effect as soon as he signs them.
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>> reporting at the state capitol, ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> here in the bay area, a vigil for the victims of the texas school shooting is being held tonight at the foster city recreation center. it's at the leo j ryon memorial park. it begins at 7.30. so just over an hour from now, the public is invited to attend and another show of support hopkins junior high and fremont tweeted out this picture today as a way to honor those victims that shows 19 red, blue and yellow chairs for the children who were killed yesterday to green chairs for the teachers who tried to shield them from the gunfire. gun control is at the center of the conversation. not surprisingly on capitol hill for years, lawmakers have not been able to agree on tougher gun safety legislation. >> democrats say they are hoping that will change, especially after the texas massacre, which happened just days after 10 people were killed in buffalo. senate
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majority leader chuck schumer says he won't try to force an immediate vote. he says he wants more time to win over support. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell did not address policy when he reacted to tuesday's shooting on the senate floor and florida republican senator rick scott said focus should be on mental health, not >> clearly have a mental health issue in this country. and we've got young men that for whatever reason and become violent. and we've got to figure that out. >> and there is, of course, an ongoing push to reach bipartisan support to make tougher gun laws happen. >> all right. time for another look at the forecast as we look live at this lovely shot overlooking san francisco. i feel like every other day it's been blue skies, no clouds in sight today. we've got a little bit of fog. it's cooling down a little bit more. lawrence karnow is here to tell us what we can expect. yeah, the next couple of days go. yeah. cooler weather on the bear. of course, the unofficial beginning of summer
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this weekend with the more they holidays. so. >> yeah, a lot of folks to start to pack up, getting ready to go. maybe do a little camping in the weather. he is going to cooperate, least somewhat as we're seeing that fog rolling right now. that is going to help to cool you off. it is still hot in many spots inland, but it's that hot air rises that in more of that fog further into the bay and on shore into san francisco, you can see skies just a couple high clouds up above that you get out toward the zoo. you've got that fog that now moving on shore. and so we started to see a change in the pattern today that suddenly surge of low clouds and fog. typically what you get after you see a heat wave here in the bay area. all of a sudden high pressure begins to break down, moves a little for the dees. that fog is a creep up along the coastline. we're seeing that right now. in fact, you see that rolling on in. you see it all the way in half moon bay. but look at this. you're getting some winds here. these downslope winds moving to pacifica. it's actually 80 degrees of pacifica right now. but then that fog turns moves back on shore to san francisco and it's 60 degrees. pretty amazing phenomenon we're seeing right now across the bay area. still tonight that on shore breeze will strengthen overnight tonight and bring more clouds and fog.
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look at that. well on shore all the way into the bay tomorrow morning and maybe into the delta as well. so a significant sea breeze will change. everything is high. pressure gets shoved to the east by this next cold front. not only we're going to see the fog. this front approaches. probably see some mid to high level clouds out there. so the temperatures are really going to start to back if you're headed out around the bay area tomorrow, you may need the jacket along the coastline numbers going to be the 50's there. but on some 60's 70's around most of the bay, instead of those 90's and triple digit temperatures that we've experienced over the last couple of days and the valleys looking to top out maybe in the low 80's by tomorrow afternoon. >> alright, large times. in san jose. the union school district has agreed to pay 7.5 million dollars to 5 man who were sexually abused by their teacher. those assaults were reported at their school bus in a bar elementary in the late 70's and early 80's. the man accused in u.s., thomas, who taught 4th and 5th graders and they say he assaulted them
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during and after school hours. >> 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. the 5 men in this the impact of what was done to them will last a lifetime. investigators say thomas admitted to having relationships with more than 40 boyce. >> coming up, new developments in the manhunt for the woman who officials believe killed a bay area. cyclists where police say she might be.
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>> now to the latest in the manhunt for the suspect wanted in connection to the death of a bay area. cyclists, san francisco resident anna mariah wilson was shot and killed a week ago while visiting austin, texas for a bike race today. the u.s. marshal service said they think the suspect katelynn marie armstrong has fled to new york. police say they found wilson dead in east austin home with multiple gunshot wounds. investigators say she was allegedly involved in the relationship between armstrong and her boyfriend. police saw armstrong's car on surveillance video outside the home or they found the body. they questioned her the day after the shooting, but did not immediately issue a warrant and then could not locate armstrong shortly after that, the victim wilson was a rising star in the world of competitive gravel and mountain bike racing.
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>> welcome back. we begin this half hour with more details about the gunman who massacred 19 children and 2 teachers at an elementary school in texas. earlier today, texas officials confirmed minutes before he carried out the attack. the
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gunman expressed his intent to do so online at texas. governor greg abbott says 18 year-old salvador ramos used a rifle in the killings yesterday at robb elementary and uvalde. about 30 minutes before the shooting. he sent 3 messages through facebook for saying he was going to shoot his grandmother, then messaging that he had done that. then he wrote that he was going to shoot up an elementary school. authorities don't yet have a motive. they say the gunman at this point anyway has no known criminal or mental health history. now teachers across the nation are reeling following that school shooting in texas. i it's hard to imagine had is hard to imagine an kron first collegiate goal talked to some east bay teachers. they say they are doing with the increasingly difficult task of making everybody feel safe and a classroom. >> after every school shooting, teachers are left to help mend their students, emotions and reassure them thin


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