Real Salt Lake manager Pablo Mastroeni makes heartfelt statement on Uvalde tragedy

Law enforcement works at the scene after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where 19 people, including 18 children, were killed on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. The suspected shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake boss Pablo Mastroeni shared his thoughts on yesterday’s mass shooting in Uvalde Primary School which killed 19 children and 2 teachers.

“I can’t even begin for a second to try to sympathize with the parents of the children who have been lost,” said Mastroeni, a father of two. “Because when my kids get hurt, my heart skips a beat. I think this is a pivotal moment in history to really make a change to allow young American children to go to school with confidence in who they are, who they want to become, their future, and I think that we as parents provide that kind of trust knowing that there are safeguards in place that will not allow these situations to happen again in the future.

On Tuesday, May 24, an 18-year-old gunman and resident of Uvalde, Texas entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire, killing 19 children and 2 teachers before being shot dead by law enforcement. local order.

As the death toll continues to rise, this is already the second deadliest shooting on record at an elementary, middle or high school in the United States.

“It’s a tragic time for us and I think we need to come together as a country and really put all the political issues aside and think about what we want for the future of our children,” Mastroeni added.

Steve Kerr’s emotional plea

Mastroeni joins the likes of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who has also spoken publicly on the matter. Before Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between Kerr’s Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks, Kerr spoke about the shootout in Uvalde, Texas.

“When are we going to do something?! Kerr said emotionally. “I’m so tired of standing here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there, I’m so tired of apologies, I’m sorry, I’m so tired of silence. Sufficient!”

Statement from Utah Governor Spencer Cox

Utah Governor Spencer Cox took to Twitter to remind parents and children of the SafeUT app, which is a crisis line and hotline for students who may feel unsafe.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty and needs support, he is always available at National Suicide Lifeline.

Lance B. Holton