Mom of Uvalde Shooting Victim Reflects on 1 Year Since Her Death
May 24, 2023
Tess Mata was only 10 years old when she became a casualty of gun violence. On May 24, 2022, Tess and 20 others were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Her mother, Veronica Mata, passes a mural of her daughter as she drives to a school where she teaches kindergarten. In her classroom, Mata says she wonders how she could keep the children around her safe if ever she was placed in the same situation her daughter faced.