School shooting in Uvalde: Injured teacher, Arnulfo Reyes, welcomed by community after 1 month hospital stay

UVALDE, Texas — A teacher injured in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School has returned home to an emotional welcome from the community.

Arnulfo Reyes witnessed what officials say was the deadliest school shooting in Texas history when a gunman opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers and seriously injuring him at Robb Elementary School.

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After being in the hospital for a month and undergoing more than 10 surgeries, Reyes returned from the hospital on Sunday.

More than 40 community cars lined up to welcome the teacher home. Reyes also shared an emotional moment with Sandra Torres, whose 10-year-old daughter was in his class but did not survive the shooting. A video shows Torres hugging Reyes as she got out of her vehicle.

Torres and Reyes are not related by blood, but Torres’ daughter was the niece of the teacher’s stepbrother.

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