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Construction set to begin later this month on replacement school in Uvalde, Texas

Oct. 11, 2023
The new campus will take the place of Robb Elementary School, where 19 students and two teachers were shot to death in May 2022.

Construction is scheduled to start late this month on a campus that will replace the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school where 19 students and two teachers were killed in 2022.

KENS-TV reports that the school will be twice as big as the campus it is replacing--Robb Elementary.

The Uvalde Moving Forward Foundation, a nonprofit which has led planning and fundraising efforts for a new school, said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Oct. 28. The new school will have capacity for 800 second, third and fourth graders. 

The foundation says it's raised just 75% of the funds needed for construction. Work is gearing up now so that the campus will be ready by the start of the 2025-26 year.  

The two-story school has been designed with security at top of mind, according to the Moving Forward Foundation's executive director. It will have 9-foot-tall privacy gates, keyless entry points and a road built specifically to make access easier for first responders. 

Community leaders have vowed that the Robb Elementary building will eventually be demolished. 

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