Texas Police Admit Shooting Was ‘Mistake’ Not Entering Classroom First


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Texas police admitted this Friday that it was a mistake not to first and forcefully enter the classroom where the Uvalde school attacker was located, which killed 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday, for which agents took time. One hour to reach.

In a press conference, Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw acknowledged not breaking the door and Waiting for Beadle to come with the keys was a “wrong decision”. And blamed him on the highest police officer present in the school at that time.

According to McCraw, after hearing several shots in class and these only going to the door when agents tried to reach, the chief explained that there was no one alive except the attacker.

This interpretation led him to c. inspired to decideChange the protocol from “active attacker” to “suspect intrusion”So instead of breaking down the door and forcibly going inside, exposing his agents to the attacker’s bullets, he opted to wait for the arrival of the key and reinforcements with the proper equipment.

“(The chief of police) assumed it was time and no more children were in danger. Obviously, I know there were and the attacker was still active. It was the wrong decision and there is no excuse that is valid,” McCraw accepted.

21 people killed in the shooting were in the same classBut when the police finally gained access, they found children alive in it as well.

Alert calls were also made to the police by some students from inside the classroom.

In the hour that the police waited for reinforcements and the force made no attempt to enter the classroom, there were 19 officers at the school.

After entering the classroom, Salvador Ramos – as the attacker has been identified – locked the door from inside and Indiscriminate firing on students and teachers,

The police action has been the subject of many more angry criticisms on social networks and the media by families and the general public, noting that security forces could have acted more quickly.

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