Mr. affected by the tragedy. According to McGrath’s explanations, police officers who intervened at Rob Elementary School believed that the shooter had locked himself in a room and that he no longer represented a direct danger to children and teachers.
Half a dozen police officers arrived at the scene within minutes of the shooting, which began at 11:33 a.m. local time, according to the Texas Director of Public Safety’s account. Officers initially tried to enter the school, but were forced to retreat after the shooting. Some sustained minor injuries.
In the afternoon, 19 police officers were at the scene, and finally at around 1pm the shooter became neutral.
Mr. According to McGrath, the gunman was believed to have been intercepted and held hostage, and the commander in charge of operations wanted to wait for the arrival of the Border Police’s tactical intervention unit before intervening in the building.
The authorities believed no
Probably more survivors In the fire asylum class. Many calls to 911 from students have proven the opposite.
The commander on duty decided that it was a forbidden man and that the children were no longer in danger. Apparently the kids in that class were still in danger and there was an agile sniperDirector McGrath blatantly agreed.
” Looking back now, of course it was not the right decision. This is a wrong decision and there is no apology for it. ⁇
This strategy is very difficult to justify by the Texas authorities Columbine shootingIn 1999, the policy of the American authorities was to intervene as quickly as possible during mass killings and to neutralize those who opened fire.
But this time it took more than an hour for the police to intervene Aroused anger and rage In the Wolde community, it is now demanding answers from the authorities.
If I think this might help, I apologizeSaid Steven McGrath on the verge of tears.
The 11-year-old girl who escaped from the shooting testified on CNN that she and her classmates, who were still alive, could clearly see the police outside through the school windows. The children could not understand why the authorities did not come to the rescue, making 911 calls for help using the teacher’s cell phone during the shooting.
Calls from school to 911:
11:30 a.m .: A teacher reported that there was an armed man near the school;
11:33 am: The shooter fires at the company;
12:10 pm: She warns that there will be many deaths in her class;
12:13 pm: Student calls 911 and points out that eight or nine of his classmates are still alive;
12:19 pm: Someone in another classroom calls for help, but hangs up the phone. Hear gunshots during roll call;
12:36 pm: First student calls 911. She is asked to be quiet;
12:43 pm: Student asks:
Send font now.
12:46 pm: The girl says she heard a police noise nearby.
The first elements of the investigation revealed that 18-year-old Salvador Ramos fired more than a hundred shots into the school walls. He killed 19 children and 2 teachers With the AR-15 assault rifle, the civilian version of the M16, which equips the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to the CNN network, the shooter bought the two assault rifles on his 18th birthday.
According to the investigation, the shooter asked his sister to help him get these weapons legally in September 2021. The man had at least sixty magazines, including equipment seized from his home.
NRA opens its conference in Houston
In the meantime, mighty National Rifle Association (NRA) started with great fanfare Annual Conference in HoustonThousands of gun enthusiasts are expected to attend this weekend.
The lobby, which campaigns for the right of citizens to own weapons, promised not to take responsibility for the five-hour car massacre.
Reflect In the Wolde massacre.
Although many politicians and figures who support the NRA have canceled their attendance at the Houston conference, former President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Ted Cruz have confirmed their attendance.
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, he was an ardent defender of the right to possess weapons, he chose to avoid traveling to Houston, and was detained in Wolverhampton because of the tragedy. The politician, who is running for re-election this year, will speak to NRA members in a pre-recorded video.