Texas Police Admit Inactive Gunman’s Decision “Wrong Decision”
The 18-year-old gunman who this week killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school entrance through a door that was open and then fired several rounds while 911 calls from students and people at the Interior police called for help, he said. local law enforcement.
Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted that officers did not break down a classroom door and killed Salvador Ramos for more than an hour after initially arriving on Tuesday, falsely believing that the man armed was “barricaded” and was no longer an active shooter. threatens, despite requests from schoolchildren within their classrooms.
Robb Elementary School students made at least nine calls to 911 in the 78 minutes between the time officers arrived and the gunman was shot dead by an officer. At least 19 officers waited in a hallway before the first reported call.
At 12.16pm, a person who called a classroom told the 911 operator that there were eight to nine children still alive. In another call after 12:36 p.m., a student asked “please send the police now.”
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Texas Congressman: FBI says gunman not motivated by “particular ideology”
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat congressman who asked the FBI to investigate the police response to the Uvalde massacre, said he met with FBI officials on Friday.
He said federal law enforcement “did not believe the shooter was motivated by a particular ideology and did not believe there were co-conspirators” and that “the shooter was not on the FBI radar before the massacre.” .
“Like most Texans and Americans, I am deeply frustrated by the contradictory accounts that state authorities have provided about how events unfolded, and I am annoyed by the failure of law enforcement to confront and stop the shooter before, ”he said.
He also said he was pressuring the FBI if the gunman “was or should have been on the radar of law enforcement before the shooting.”
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 8:39 PM
Texas lawmakers are urging the governor to convene a special legislative session on gun control
Several Democratic lawmakers and at least one Republican are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to convene a special legislative session on armed violence in the wake of the Uvalde massacre.
Only the governor has the authority to convene state lawmakers in the state capital of Austin when they are not in active session.
“Governor Abbott should call us to special sessions until we do SOMETHING [the] “The FBI or DPS BELIEVE will reduce the chances of the next Uvalde tragedy,” said Texas State Republican Sen. Kel Seliger. “We have to wait and pray every day, but DO SOMETHING.”
Democratic lawmakers Mike Collier and Rochelle Garza also issued a joint statement urging legislative action on arms control.
“In three months, millions of Texas children will be back in their classrooms,” they said. “Before that, the state legislature should convene a special session to pass laws that reduce the chances of another tragedy happening in our state. Our children need action so that the time to stop the next shoot is now “.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 8:26 PM
The Border Patrol tactical unit was told to stay ahead of a gunman, according to Reproduction.
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol arrived at the scene between 12 and 12:10 p.m., about 40 minutes before the gunman was killed, and long before they had suggested the initial reports, according to a report. of The New York Times, citing two officials reported on the incident.
According to the report, the UValde police department prevented federal officers from entering the school earlier.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 7:59 PM
Hundreds of people gather to protest the NRA conference following the Texas massacre
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, to protest the NRA’s annual conference, which continues as planned despite a massacre in Uvalde just days earlier.
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Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 7:29 PM
AOC nails Manchin to repeat appointments in response to Parkland and Uvalde
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be annoying her Democratic colleague Joe Manchin about her response to the Ulvade massacre, which sounded very similar to her reactions to the 2018 Parkland killings.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 7:19 PM
More than an hour has passed between the police refusing to confront the gunman and his death. Students called 911 at least nine times
Parents outside the school not only asked officers to come in and save their children, but students at Robb Elementary School made at least nine calls to 911 in the 78 minutes that elapsed between the time Salvador Ramos came in and when he was shot down by an agent. .
At least 19 officers waited in a hallway before the first 911 call was made at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials say they believed the gunman was “barricaded” and was no longer a threat. But they did not enter the classroom until 12:50 p.m. The gunman entered an unlocked door of the school shortly after 11:30 p.m.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 7:08 PM
The Uvalde school district had an extensive security plan to prevent attacks
The Uvalde school district had more than doubled its security budget in recent years to prevent a massacre like that of Robb Elementary.
Joe Sommerlad on the extensive security plan and tens of thousands of dollars in security investments that failed to stop the killings of 19 children and two teachers:
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 6:45 p.m.
Protesters shout “shame” over 14-acre gun and ammunition at NRA convention in Houston
Hundreds of protesters have gathered in front of a convention center in Houston, where the National Rifle Association is holding its annual conference.
A woman has carried a coffin the size of a child, full of images of children killed in the Uvalde massacre.
A crowd began chanting “shame” across the street from the conference street, where Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are scheduled to speak.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 6:36 PM
The timing of 911 calls from the classroom, according to police
Here is the timeline for calls to 911 from Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, according to Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Homeland Security:
A student called 911 from Classroom 112 at 12:03 p.m. The call lasted one minute and 23 seconds.
He called again at 12.10pm to report that several people had been killed, and again three minutes later to report that eight to nine students are still alive.
At 12:19 p.m., a person in Room 111 called. The caller hung up when another student told him to hang up.
In a call at 12:21 p.m., “it could be heard through the 911 call that three shots were fired,” according to McCraw.
At 12:36 p.m., a 911 call lasted 21 seconds.
“The person who called initially called back … and they told her to stay online and be very quiet. She told 911 she shot at the door,” according to McCraw.
During a call at 12:43 p.m., the caller asked to “send the police now,” according to McCraw.
More shots can be heard on another call at 12:50 p.m.
At 12:51 p.m., a call was made “very loud” and “it looks like officers were taking the kids out of the room,” McCraw said.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 6:16 PM
The family of a 10-year-old girl killed in a massacre refuses to report to Abbott
Kimberly and Felix Rubio have refused to meet with Governor Greg Abbott after their 10-year-old daughter, Lexi, was among the 19 children killed in the Ulvade massacre.
“My first thought was, ‘My Lexi doesn’t even like it,'” Ms. Rubio told The New York Times. “She was very young, but we talked about these things at home.”
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 6:00 p.m.