The Texas Police admitted this Friday that it was a mistake not to enter the classroom before and by force into the classroom where the attacker of the Uvalde school was, where 19 children and two teachers died on Tuesday, to which the agents took time to Around an hour to access.
In a press conference, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Steven McCraw, acknowledged that not breaking down the door and waiting for the beadle to arrive with the key was a “wrong decision” and blamed it on the highest police officer who at that time he was at school.
According to McCraw, after having heard multiple shots in the classroom and that they only went to the door when the agents tried to access, that chief interpreted that there was no one left alive except the aggressor.
This interpretation led him to decide to change the protocol from “active attacker” to “entrenched suspect”, so instead of breaking down the door and breaking in exposing his officers to the assailant’s gunfire, he opted to wait for the assailant to arrive. the key and reinforcements with the appropriate equipment.
“(The police chief) considered that there was time and that there were no more children in danger. Obviously, there were and the attacker was still active. It was the wrong decision and there is no excuse that is valid,” McCraw acknowledged.
The 21 fatalities of the shooting were in the same classroom, but when the police finally gained access, they also found children alive in it.
Alert calls to the Police were made even from within the classroom by some students.
During the hour in which the Police waited for reinforcements and made no attempt to enter the classroom by force, there were 19 officers in the school.
After entering the classroom, Salvador Ramos – as the aggressor has been identified – closed the door from the inside and fired indiscriminately at the students and teachers.
The actions of the Police are being the subject of numerous and angry criticisms by families and the general public on social networks and the media, considering that the Security Forces could have acted more quickly.
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