FBI season 4 finale delayed following Texas school shooting

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive
Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive

FBI season 4's finale was pulled from the CBS schedule following a school shooting in Texas yesterday (May 24).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it's currently unclear if the planned FBI season 4 finale will be broadcast, as its storyline involved a student's potential link to a deadly robbery. A rerun from earlier in season 4 was aired in place of the originally-scheduled episode.

The season finales of FBI's spin-offs FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted aired as scheduled.

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive - Getty Images

Texas governor Greg Abbott confirmed that an 18-year-old gunman – now deceased – opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, killing at least 21 people, including 19 young children.

"Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde," read Abbott's statement.

"Cecilia [his wife] and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering.

"We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime.

"The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

According to EdWeek there have been 27 school shootings in the US this year, and 119 since 2018, when it began recording such incidents.

US president Joe Biden also made a statement from the White House in which he urged action, calling for "common sense" gun control legislation.

"I am sick and tired of it. We have to act," he said. "And don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage."

Biden added: "For every parent, for every citizen in this country, we have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It's time to act.

"It's time – for those who obstruct or delay or block the common sense gun laws, we need to let you know that we will not forget."

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

FBI airs on CBS in the US and Sky Witness in the UK.

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