“Police who responded to the mass shooting at an elementary school here waited around an hour to enter the classroom where the gunman had locked himself because a commander on scene incorrectly thought no lives were at risk,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Said Steven McCraw, director of Texas Department of Public Safety: “Obviously, based upon the information we have, children in that classroom were at risk and it was in fact still an active shooter… It was the wrong decision. Period.”
Also, from the New York Times: “When specially equipped federal immigration agents arrived at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, the local police at the scene would not allow them to go after the gunman who had opened fire on students inside the school.”
New York Times: Students in the room with the gunman called 911 many times.Save to Favorites