‘Abbott Elementary’ Creator Quinta Brunson Reacts to Call for a School Shooting Episode Following Texas Mass Shooting

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Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson hopped on Twitter to respond to calls for her to create a school shooting episode following the recent Texas mass shooting.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 19 students and two teachers.

Some fans urged Brunson to recreate the tragic event on her hit series.

“Wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write,” she tweeted. “People are that deeply removed from demanding more from the politicians they’ve elected and are instead demanding ‘entertainment.’ I can’t ask ‘are yall ok’ anymore because the answer is ‘no.'”

She continued, “please use that energy to ask your elected official to get on Beto time and nothing less. I’m begging you.”

Brunson is making reference to former Congressman Beto O’Rourke interrupting Gov. Greg Abbott’s news conference in Uvalde to call him out over his stance on gun control in the state.

“This is on you. You said this was not predictable? This is totally predictable when you choose not to do anything,” he said.

After he was called a “sick son of a b-tch” and escorted out of the venue, O’Rourke talked to reporters, telling them that the governor has dismissed safe-storage gun laws and chosen not to ban the sales of AR-15-style rifles.

“Those are … solutions that have been brought up by the people of Texas, each one of those has broad bipartisan support,” O’Rourke said. “Right now we could get that done if we had a governor who cared more about the people of Texas than he does his own political career or his fealty to the NRA.”

A permit was required to carry a gun in Texas until September 2021 after Abbott signed a lax bill into law.

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