New media coverage of the Uvalde Elementary School massacre in the United States. In late May, 21 people, including 19 children, were killed at the hands of an 18-year-old attacker. The latest information – including a photo from school surveillance – could indicate that the authorities had the strength and means to neutralize the attackers long ago, Sky News reported.
Criticism continues against police officers who intervened during an armed assailant attack on Rob Elementary School in Wolverhampton, Texas, in late May. Journalists from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper and the local television station KVUE-TV scrutinized the massacre. Their findings on police operations were compiled by Sky News on Tuesday.
The cops can beat the front
According to the “Auton American-Statesman”, authorities reconstructed the May 24 events based on scenes from inside the school and cameras placed on the uniforms of several officers who were called in connection with the attack. A video from inside the school at 11.33 shows the attacker. The 18-year-old had to go to class and shoot. According to the latest information, 11 officers entered the school within three minutes of the 18-year-old’s appearance. However, they were only armed with pistols. What happened next?
According to media reports, the first officer, armed with a ballistic shield – used during police strikes and providing protection from enemy fire – entered the school at 11.52am, the second at 12.03am, and three minutes later – another.
“According to documents read by American-Statesmen ‘and KVUE-TV, police found themselves armed with guns and at least one ballistic shield on the sidewalk of Rob Elementary School within 19 minutes of the robber’s appearance on campus,” Austin said. -Government “. According to journalists, the items they found indicate that the authorities had gathered to hear gunshots at the place where their presence was recorded by surveillance cameras – on the blue and green school sidewalk.
A camera fitted to a police uniform at a school in Wolverhampton recorded the sound of footage at 11.44am, according to media reports.
Burden on staff from school supervision
Investigative reporter Tony Blohetsky from the KVUE television and the Austin American-Statesman newspaper made staff available from school surveillance on social media. At least two officers can be seen armed with long guns. In front of one of them is a ballistic shield.
Investigators show that officers finally intervened at 12.50. As reporter Tony Blohetsky wrote on Twitter, police “did not enter the classroom for 58 minutes.”
Police “wrong decision”
Meanwhile, Wawalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez said officers reportedly responded within “minutes” of the incident. But at a news conference a few days after the tragedy, Steven McGrath, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted that the guards, who did not break into the classroom quickly and intervened quickly, made the “wrong decision.” “Looking back, this is not the right decision, this is a wrong decision,” said McCraw, director of Sky News.
Subsequent reports have raised questions in the media and in public about why the guards waited so long to prevent the assailant from entering the classroom. New information is expected to be presented at a hearing on the matter before the Texas Senate in Austin on Tuesday.
“My mother died protecting her students, but who protected my mother?”
At an elementary school in Uvalde, an 18-year-old boy was killed by an attacker, including teacher Irma Garcia. Two days after she died, her husband Jose Garcia died of a heart attack. The couple orphaned four children, including Liliana. Speaking at a school meeting, a 16-year-old boy said: – These are the consequences that my family has to face due to lack of proper diligence. I would like to share my sister’s quote. She said: My mother died protecting her students, but who protected my mother?
Wolde elementary school massacre
Under Attack on an elementary school in UvaldeAt the end of May, 21 people were killed, including 19 children. Who carried out the attack Eighteen-year-old Salvador Ramos. Rob Elementary is taught to children from 7 to 10 years old. CNN reports that 535 students attended the school in the 2020-2021 academic year.
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