The shooting incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday has brought back memories of some of the previous gun violence on school campuses in the state.
Here’s a look at the three deadliest school shootings in Texas.
Timberview High School, Arlington 2021
An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school, injuring four people and then fleeing the scene. He was arrested by police few hours after the incident.
The shooter was identified as Timothy George Simpkins and charged with on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The shooting took place on October 6.
Three of the four victims were hospitalized: a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds in critical condition, a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds in good condition and a teenage girl with abrasions.
YES Prep Southwest Secondary, Houston 2021:
A suspect, who was identified as 25-year old Dexter Harold Kelsey, stormed into the school on October 1, shooting the principal. The former student shot through a locked, glass door. While no students were hurt in the incident, the principal was wounded and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Kelsey was arrested and aggravated assault against a public servant and deadly conduct in the 263rd State District Court.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said in a press conference at the time that officers arrived to the scene “within minutes” following the call and once inside the school came upon the suspect “armed with a rifle” and he “surrendered without incident.”
Santa Fe High School, 2018:
A 17-year-old entered the school premises with a shotgun and a revolver and killed 10 people, injuring at least 10 others. The shooter was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
The gunman began firing a weapon into an art class at the school. According to a witness, students barricaded themselves in the art classroom storage closet, and the shooter shot through the door with a shotgun.
He is charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault against a public servant.