(RightIsRight.co) – With each passing hour, the truth leaking out about what the police did and did not do during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, paints a grim picture of inaction that almost certainly cost the lives of some of the 21 victims.
The world now knows that more than a dozen armed police officers stood outside the door to the classroom where the slaughter was occurring and made no attempt to enter the classroom for upwards of an hour.
All the while, several of the children in the classroom were calling 911 and begging for help. And parents of the children were outside begging the police to take action — even trying to get into the school themselves to rescue their children.
As Reason Magazine recounts in “Witnesses, Video Suggest Stunning Inaction From Uvalde Cops During School Shooting“:
“Video and witness accounts from outside Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School suggest local police officers not only failed to try and stop the shooter for an unconscionably long time but also actively prevented parents from trying to save their kids.
“The shooter—Salvador Ramos—was inside the school for 40 minutes or more while police stood around outside, the Associated Press reports. ‘Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school,’ but the officers reportedly waited outside until a SWAT team was ready.” [emphasis added]
“Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said somewhere between 40 minutes and an hour went by between the time Ramos encountered the school security officer and when he was killed by the tactical team that included Border Patrol agents.
“Over the course of those 40 minutes to an hour, Ramos barricaded himself inside a classroom and started shooting those within it. All of the children and teachers Ramos killed were in that one classroom.” [emphasis added]
The reality is that since the school shooting massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999, police have been trained to engage the shooter immediately. And, time after time, when police have done that in other mass shooting incidents, the shooter has been neutralized before the further loss of life. But, this week, in Uvalde, Texas, the police failed to engage the shooter for approximately one hour.
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Just when we thought it couldn't get worse. "Accounts from outside Robb Elementary School suggest police officers not only failed to try & stop the shooter for an unconscionably long time, but also actively prevented parents from trying to save their kids."https://t.co/4NQrvNTyNf
— Natalie Dowzicky (@Nat_Dowzicky) May 26, 2022