Texas Is Giving Parents DNA Kits So Kids Can Be ID’d After Shootings

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TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS are set to begin providing parents with DNA and fingerprinting kits to aid in identifying their children in the event of an "emergency." The program, which was set in motion following the 2013 Santa Fe High School shooting, is coming into implementation less than a year after one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

According to local news station KTRK, 3.8 million optional kits are expected to be distributed to parents of children attending kindergarten through 8th grade as part of the program. The kits will allow parents to keep a description, saliva sample, and fingerprints on file for their child that can then be turned over to authorities should they need to be identified.

Following the killing of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, reports emerged that the bodies of some children had been so disfigured by the shooter that DNA was required to establish their identity. Providing parents with DNA kits to preempt a similar situation was not well received by some Texas parents. "It's like wiping your ass before you take a shit," Brett Cross, who's son Uziyah Garcia was killed in Uvalde, wrote on Twitter. "Let's identify kids after they've been murdered instead of fixing issues that could ultimately prevent them from being murdered."
 

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Why don't we just make the kids wear dog tags to school??

While we are at it maybe they should put on Kevlar vests and military helmets as well.
 
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see these are the simple, sensible steps we can take to resolve the inefficiencies around these events! Way to go Texas!
 

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I mean, I had to provide DNA to identify me if I was killed in combat. Only makes sense we'd do the same for school kids.

See?

NOW we can approve even HIGHER muzzle velocity weapons and hollow-point ammo!!!
Even if we can only identify a few teaspoons-worth of your child, WE'LL IDENTIFY THEM FOR YOU!!!
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TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS are set to begin providing parents with DNA and fingerprinting kits to aid in identifying their children in the event of an "emergency." The program, which was set in motion following the 2013 Santa Fe High School shooting, is coming into implementation less than a year after one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

According to local news station KTRK, 3.8 million optional kits are expected to be distributed to parents of children attending kindergarten through 8th grade as part of the program. The kits will allow parents to keep a description, saliva sample, and fingerprints on file for their child that can then be turned over to authorities should they need to be identified.

Following the killing of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, reports emerged that the bodies of some children had been so disfigured by the shooter that DNA was required to establish their identity. Providing parents with DNA kits to preempt a similar situation was not well received by some Texas parents. "It's like wiping your ass before you take a shit," Brett Cross, who's son Uziyah Garcia was killed in Uvalde, wrote on Twitter. "Let's identify kids after they've been murdered instead of fixing issues that could ultimately prevent them from being murdered."
JFC - gun buyers would lose their shit if they had to provide this info.
 
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