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The Borderland remembers the one-year anniversary of the Robb Elementary mass shooting

UPDATE - State Representative Joe Moody spoke to ABC-7 about the ongoing work with just a few days left in the legislative session.

He spoke to the progress made by lawmakers in response to the Uvalde mass shooting, and the area where he still believes progress can be made.

"We have done a fairly good job on school security, I think have done a better job but still work to do on access to mental health. Where we have failed, and where we continue to fail, is gun safety," said State Rep. Moody.

ABC-7 spoke with Canutillo ISD about how they've tried to boost security and communication over the past year.

"This year, we we enacted a safety committee made up of not just teachers and employees, but also parents. And that committee met several times a year to discuss our protocols, to discuss our plans, to help us craft new policies and procedures. We gave reports to them about some of the training that our officers are going through, about some of the issues that we're facing," said Gustavo Reveles, a spokesman with Canutillo ISD.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Wednesday, May 24th marks one year since a gunmen opened fired inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting killed 19 students and two teachers.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide call for a moment of silence, that took place at 10:30 a.m. MT. The governor also called for flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset.

In response to the shooting, El Paso State Representative Joe Moody was appointed Vice-chair of the Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting on June 3rd, 2022.

ABC-7 has reached out to El Paso's three largest school distracts, EPISD, YISD and SISD, to ask them how the shooting in Uvalde has changed and affected the districts. Watch ABC-7 tonight to learn more about their responses.

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