UVALDE, Texas — There are a lot of rumors going around about the gunman and what happened at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
The VERIFY team is fact-checking what is circulating online to make sure you know what's been confirmed as more details emerge about the terrible tragedy.
Claim: All the children and teachers who died were inside a single classroom.
True. Lt. Chris Olivarez with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the suspect barricaded himself into two connecting classrooms.
Claim: There are surveillance cameras inside the school.
True. According to the Garnet Valley School District website, all of its schools are equipped with security cameras. Authorities said during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that investigators are in the process of going through the video footage.
Claim: The Uvalde Police Department was pursuing the suspect before the crash.
False. Authorities told state senators in a briefing on Tuesday night that the first time the Uvalde Police Department got any information was from a caller reporting there was a crash and a man with a gun was getting out of the truck.
Claim: The shooter has a criminal history.
Unknown. While authorities have confirmed that he had no adult criminal history, they also said they are checking to see if he has a juvenile record.
Claim: The shooter was a high school dropout.
True. According to Olivarez, Salvador Ramos had dropped out of high school.