Tragedy struck recently as 19 children and 2 adults were shot dead after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. According to Governor Greg Abbott, the shooter was an 18-year-old student from Uvalde High School. The recording of youngsters dialing 911 from inside the school when the gunman massacred upwards of 20 people is accurate and disturbing.
One of these dispatchers radioed in to any units in the neighborhood attempting to see if any officers had responded yet. The dispatcher informed them all that a youngster had dialed in for help from inside the classroom with the shooter. The dispatcher inquires if anyone is in or around the building, noting that the child informed them that the room is full of victims.
After a while, you get a general estimate from them: 8 to 9 children. As we all know, that number was substantially higher. 21 people were killed in total, including 19 children. To make matters worse, it took the cops a lifetime and a half to confront the gunman and evacuate the remaining victims.
There were 19 cops on the scene, but they were supposedly directed to stand down and wait while the killer slaughtered children in the classroom. It’s unclear why the commanding officer gave these orders. It appears to have been erroneous intel but in any event, no one went in and did anything for nearly an hour.
Border Patrol agents were the police that ultimately killed the shooter. Since then, it’s become clear that if law enforcement had intervened sooner, lives could have been saved. The official time is 77 minutes. Of course, the community is furious, and the Department of Justice has initiated an investigation to learn more about what transpired. It’s not a criminal investigation, though; instead, they’re calling it a review.
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