Children in Uvalde in the Robb Elementary School, who were locked in with the killer, called 911 begging for help. During the police press conference, the spokesperson said the 911 operator did not inform the police that the children were alive with the killer. In another presser, Gov. Abbott said he “was misled” in part by the police and he is “livid about what happened.” He called it “inexcusable”.
HELP NEVER CAME
The latest information is that the commander on the scene told the police to wait for the Border Patrol SWAT team. He believed that the situation had changed from an active shooter to a hostage situation. He didn’t know that the children were at risk. Certainly, in the least, it’s tragic. It was an error. We want to wait for more facts to come in before we say too much more. Reporting is still evolving. Nonetheless, we must say that what is especially horrifying from today’s press conference is to hear that children were calling 911 on their cells begging for help and help didn’t come.
Shocking and horrifying details from today’s Uvalde press conference, in which DPS revealed that police opted not to go into the classroom, despite repeated 911 calls from children inside begging for help. https://t.co/W1sIJbykHa pic.twitter.com/M08mYM8T22
— Elizabeth Findell (@efindell) May 27, 2022
Texas DPS confirmed that the Uvalde ISD Police chief violated active shooter training when he made the call to prevent officers from breaching the door and killing Ramos as soon as possible.
It’s extremely frustrating to hear that they didn’t try to surround the building and get in to kill the murderous 18-year-old who went into the classroom shooting, saying, “You’re all going to die.” One child said he played dead and so did other classmates. He isn’t even looking forward to uniting with his friends who were there.
Apparently, a teacher propped open the door at 1:27, and the killer entered through that door at 1:33. A tragic error.
It seems like a perfect storm of incompetence, bad judgment, and evil.
The children were supposed to graduate this week.
Texas Gov. Abbott on botched police response to school shooting: “I was misled. I am livid about what happened.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 27, 2022
THE TEXAS DPS PRESS CONFERENCE
LIVE NOW: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is holding a press conference to provide an update on the deadly mass shooting that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX on Tuesday https://t.co/GRGCBfPdmG
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 27, 2022