An 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people, including 18 children, at an elementary school in Texas state, US.
In a tweet, Jean-Pierre wrote: "His (Biden's) prayers are with the families impacted by this awful event". Biden has ordered the US flag to be flown at half-mast until sunset on Saturday May 28, in memory of those killed in Texas.
Tonight, there are parents who will never see their child again. Parents who will never be the same.To lose a child is to have a piece of your soul ripped away forever.I ask the nation to pray for them — to give them strength in the darkness.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2022
His prayers are with the families impacted by this awful event, and he will speak this evening when he arrives back at the White House.— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) May 24, 2022