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“I’m scared that it might happen again”: Uvalde parents send their kids back to school

The Uvalde school district delayed this year’s start so it could continue improving security. But three months after the state’s deadliest school shooting, only one of eight campuses had an unscalable fence fully installed. Other security measures remain unfinished.

Aiko Coronado helps her daughter Adrianna Medina, 10, put on a necklace as she gets ready for the first day of classes in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. Medina is wearing a shirt with a picture of Adrianna with her cousin and friend Maite Rodriguez from the awards ceremony at Robb on May 24.
Felix Coronado listens to his son, Ariel, 4, while his other children pose for a photo by their mother, Aiko, before the first day of classes in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. This is Ariel's first day of school ever, and he is a little anxious to leave his parents. From left: Adrianna Medina, 10, Alejandro Coronado, 6, Allyson Coronado, 5, Ariel Coronado, 4, Felix Coronado.
A shirt in memory of Maite Rodriguez sits on the table at the Coronado's home in Uvalde, on Sept. 6, 2022.
A pair of green converse with a heart on the toe, similar to the ones Maite Rodriguez wore, at the Coronado's home in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. Adrianna Medina, Maite's cousin and friend, will wear a similar pear of lime green converse shoes to the first day of classes in memory of Maite. "I wanted to have a piece of her with me," Medina said of the shoes.
Children arrive to Flores Middle School for the first day of classes in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022.
Backpacks hang outside classrooms at Dalton Elementary School behind an 8 foot tall fence on the first day of classes in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022.
Zayon Martinez, 8, and his sister Analiya, 12, work on some school problems provided to them by their father, Adam, in their home in Uvalde on Sept. 6, 2022. Martinez created the school work after both his children were unable to get access to their respective online courses at UCISD for the day. The work included 10 math problems, 10 sentences, reading and summarizing from a book of their choice.

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