KSAT’s ‘One Year In: Uvalde’ honors victims of Robb Elementary shooting, highlights impact in community

In-depth report includes interviews with families, survivors

UVALDE, TexasThis story is part of KSAT’s interactive project “One Year In: Uvalde,” which honors victims and survivors of the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022.

The children in Rooms 111 and 112 at Robb Elementary School were as vibrant and diverse as any group of fourth-graders. Amerie Jo Garza had a knack for art. Eliahna Torres was growing a passion for softball. Jackie Cazares dreamed of being a veterinarian. They loved to sing, dance and play. They were simply kids ready for a summer that would never arrive.

On May 24, 2022, an 18-year-old entered their school and fired hundreds of rounds, killing 19 students and two teachers. Their parents and families are now left shifting through a life they never imagined, a life they share with the ever-growing group of families affected by mass shootings. In the last 365 days, they’ve weaved between grief and action, determined to inspire change amid America’s gun violence epidemic.

In our one-hour special, “One Year In: Uvalde,” KSAT looks at the past 12 months, the victims and survivors, and how their legacy spreads outside their local community. Watch the special in the video player above.

You can view an interactive narrative to supplement the special here.

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About the Authors

Rebecca Salinas is an award-winning digital journalist who joined KSAT in 2019. She reports on a variety of topics for KSAT 12 News.

Leigh Waldman is an investigative reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2021. Leigh comes to San Antonio from the Midwest after spending time at a station in Omaha, NE. After two winters there, she knew it was time to come home to Texas. When Leigh is not at work, she enjoys eating, playing with her dogs and spending time with family.

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