Uvalde shooting: Texas shooting response was 'wrong', says official

Uvalde shooting: Texas shooting response was 'wrong', says official

May 27, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Sam Cabral BBC News, Washington Media caption, Police made 'wrong decision' at Texas school shooting - safety official Police made the "wrong decision" by failing to storm a primary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, as a gunman killed 19 children inside, the top safety official has said.
  • Mr McCraw confirmed there was a 40-minute gap from the police unit's arrival at Robb Elementary School to the moment they decided to storm the classroom where the gunman had barricaded himself.
  • An officer for the school district, who was not on campus at the time, drove immediately to the scene following a 911 call, but "drove right by the suspect who was hunkered down behind a vehicle", Mr McCraw said.
  • The description is at odds with the disclosure that at least four emergency 911 calls were made from within the school - some from children barricaded inside with the gunman - begging for police to come.

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