May 26 Special Edition: Lexington Grieves for Uvalde

Sophie Culpepper

LexObserver Reporter

Good afternoon and welcome to today’s special edition of LexObserver.

In lieu of our Saturday news roundup, we planned to send you different reporting today which has been in the works for a couple of months; you’ll still receive that very soon. However, we felt it was important to take a pause and acknowledge community reactions to the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas this week — from our school leaders, teachers and state representatives.

You can read that story below.

Heartbreak, anguish, rage touch Lexington following massacre of 21 at Uvalde elementary school

School Committee members, Superintendent Julie Hackett, teachers, state reps grieve, call for action in the wake of another mass shooting less than two weeks after racist Buffalo attack

By Sophie Culpepper

No community across the United States is untouched by the killing of at least 19 students and two teachers two days ago at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Lexington included. News of this massacre broke just hours before the Lexington School Committee’s regular Tuesday meeting.

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With gratitude,
Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team

Edited by Erin Sandler-Rathe

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