Texas police face backlash for '90-minute delay' at school shooting where 19 children died

5/26/2022 6:23:00 PM

Videos from the scene show parents being restrained by cops and police saying 'we're taking care of it'

Videos from the scene show parents being restrained by cops and police saying 'we're taking care of it'

Police in Texas are facing criticism for their response to a school shooting where a gunman was barricaded inside for up to an hour before being killed.

During that time he "horrifically and incomprehensibly" murdered 19 children and two teachers.“When the cops came, the cop said: 'Yell if you need help!' And one of the persons in my class said 'help.' The [shooter] overheard and he came in and shot her," the boy said.

Sources told the Mail Online that police were struggling to get into the classroom and needed a key to open the door.Ramos shot two officers who arrived at the scene as he ran into the school, where he barricaded himself in the fourth grade classroom.

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I wonder how many of those parents defended the second amendment. They didn't enter for 40 mins, but would happily hold back the parents. That is disgusting. Absurdly disgusting.

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Listen to this article Loading audio.The twisted Texas school gunman who massacred 19 children and two adults callously barricaded them in their classroom, leaving them unable to escape.By.Nineteen children and two adults, including one teacher, have been killed after a teenage gunman opened fire in a primary school in rural Texas.

.. As he took the children at the Robb Elementary School in Ulvadle hostage, one heroic 10-year-old bravely tried to save her classmates as she tried calling 911 for help. The 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos was inside the classroom at Robb Elementary School for 40 minutes to an hour before he was shot dead on Tuesday, officials said. During that time he "horrifically and incomprehensibly" murdered 19 children and two teachers. But less than two hours later, Ramos had blocked all escape routes before pointing his gun in her face. Families of the victims, many of whom were restrained as they tried to rescue their kids on Tuesday, say they are angry that police didn't storm inside the building. The Uvalde Police Department said the suspect was killed by responding officers just after 1pm.

A surviver, who hid under the table with his friend, told KENS 5 that one of his classmates who yelled out "help" when police arrived was shot dead. Before the youngster could be connected to police, Ramos killed her. “When the cops came, the cop said: 'Yell if you need help!' And one of the persons in my class said 'help.' The [shooter] overheard and he came in and shot her," the boy said. She was sitting right next to her best friend. Read more: Harrowing moment deputy responding to Texas shooting is told his daughter, 10, was killed Sources told the Mail Online that police were struggling to get into the classroom and needed a key to open the door. The gunman's grandmother, who was shot in the face and remains in hospital, survived the shooting and called police before Ramos headed to the school. “She died a hero trying to get help for her and her fellow classmates,” Arreola remembered her granddaughter as “super-outgoing” and a “teacher’s pet” who enjoyed excelling in her classes. Joe Biden recalled how he had spoken at Sandy Hook as he addressed the nation at the White House and urged Americans to stand up to the gun lobby.

He arrived at the school in Uvalde at 11.30am, crashing his car into a ditch. Then, just 90 minutes later, she was dead. A school resource officer was at the scene but he failed to stop him from making his way inside. Ramos shot two officers who arrived at the scene as he ran into the school, where he barricaded himself in the fourth grade classroom. Miraculously a nine-year-old survived despite being shot in the leg. Shocking video shows some officers holding parents back, with one even pinned on the floor, as they tried to get inside to rescue their children. The support is set to be unveiled in the wake of the report by Ms Gray, a senior civil servant, into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.

"We're taking care of it!" yelled one officer who was holding parents back from the scene. She said: “He’s scared right now. Eventually, a border patrol agent was able to get inside the building and the shooting was declared over at 1.06pm, the Mail Online said. “It didn’t do any damage, hopefully no nerve damage and stuff, but he was just released and we thank God for that. Read more: Heroic girl, 10, 'shot dead calling 911' as Texas gunman kills 21 in school massacre Javier Cazares, the father of fourth-grader Jacklyn Cazares, one of the 19 children killed in the massacre, said he raced to the school when he heard about the shooting. He claims when he arrived police were still outside the building and he suggested charging in with other bystanders.” Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the slaughter, the worst school shooting in US history since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, which left 26 kids dead. Helen O'Hara spoke to her to find out what happened.

"Let's just rush in because the cops aren't doing anything like they are supposed to," he said. "More could have been done. Ramos was killed by police at the scene." "They were unprepared," he added. Juan Carranza, a witness who lives across the road, said women shouted at officers to "Go in there! Go in there!" but they didn't enter. Also among the victims are Lexi Rubio, Rojelia Torres, Jayce Carmelo Luevanos and Jailah Nicole Silguero. Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told reporters that 40 minutes to an hour elapsed from when Ramos opened fire on the school security officer to when the tactical team shot him. Mr Soros, the billionaire investor and advocate of European integration, said that the conflict had "shaken Europe to its core" in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"The bottom line is law enforcement was there," Mr McCraw said. At one point, parents had to attend a specially created family reunification centre for DNA swabs to confirm their relationship to their children. "They did engage immediately. They did contain (Ramos) in the classroom. “I couldn’t imagine if I would’ve sent my daughter." However, a department spokesman said later that they could not give a solid estimate of how long the gunman was in the school or when he was killed. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said the Border Patrol agents had trouble breaching the classroom door and had to get a staff member to open the room with a key. Lieutenant Chris Olivarez, a spokesperson for the Texas Department for Public Safety, revealed how Ramos carried out the killing by barricading the children and teachers inside. Meanwhile, the All England Club are understood to have consulted lawyers over the rankings-points row which threatens to downgrade Wimbledon, the world's biggest tennis tournament, to mere exhibition status.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. Mr Carranza said the officers should have entered the school sooner. He said they were then able to force entry into the classroom where the shooter was. "There were more of them. There was just one of him," he said. “So we don’t have exact number of how many students were in that classroom, but it could vary. Mr McCraw praised the officers and denied there had been a failure - emphasising that the arriving officers "engaged him" and were able to "keep him pinned down in that location". Tonight's dinner Hotdogs with sweet harissa onions and yoghurt | Spicy, fennel-flecked Italian sausage works well in this dish by Eleanor Steafel.

Asked about the delay, he said: "Obviously, this situation we failed in the sense that we didn't prevent this mass attack.” All the victims have been removed, identified and their families have been notified, the lieutenant said. "But I can tell you those officers that arrived on the scene and put their lives in danger — they saved other kids. "They kept him pinned down.” He added: “We’re trying to determine that, that’s why we’re working with FBI right now to kind of look back to see if there were any indicators, any red flags, looking at social media." He said the team was "very proud" of that. As darkness fell in Uvalde on Wednesday, families and individuals gathered to pay tribute to the victims, all of whom were in one classroom and included children under the age of 10.” Former Wendy’s restaurant worker Ramos has been described as a self-harming loner bullied because of his clothes. Our knowledge of them tends to be limited to the biggest and most celebrated examples.

There were prayers as the crowd held pictures of those who died. The massacre is the worst school shooting in the United States since Sandy Hook in 2012, when 20 children and six teachers were killed. On May 18, Ramos also purchased hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Texas state Senator John Whitmire revealed. .