From: "Collins, Michael"
Date: May 29, 2022 at 11:36:19 AM CDT
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Out-of-town pool report #7: School arrival
The motorcade arrived at Robb Elementary at 11:14 am CDT.
Spectators all along the motorcade route through Uvalde held up their cellphones and took photos. A young man holding a child in his arms flashed the peace sign as we passed by.
A crowd that had gathered near the school cheered as the Bidens walked to the memorial, which includes white crosses bearing the names of each victim. They placed a bouquet of flowers at the memorial.
The First Lady and POTUS held hands with the school superintendent and principal and talked with them for several minutes. Pool could not make out the conversation. (Names are below).
At one point, POTUS wiped away a tear.
The Bidens then somberly walked for several minutes along the memorial, pausing to read the victims names and touching some of their photos.
As Gov. Abbott arrived at the school, a man in the crowd of spectators shouted: We need help!
We are rolling toward the church at 11:35 am.
From the White House:
Joining the President and the First Lady to pay respects at the memorial at Robb Elementary School:
Dr. Hal Harrell, Superintendent, Uvalde County Independent School District
Mandy Gutierrez, Principal, Robb Elementary School
Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas
Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas
Tony Gonzales, U.S. Congressman (TX-23)
Don McLaughlin, Mayor, Uvalde, TX
Roland Gutierrez, State Senator
White House Correspondent
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