Massacre in Texas: the police authorities admit that they were wrong not to enter the classroom in which the attacker was with the children

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27 mayo 2022

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Texas police authorities admitted this Friday that they made a “wrong decision” by delaying their entry into the classroom of the Uvalde school where an armed 18-year-old youth killed 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday.

Nearly 20 police officers waited for 40 minutes in a corridor outside the classroom where the attacker barricaded himself. Salvador Ramoseven as panicked calls were made from the school asking for officers to intervene.

“It was the wrong decision. Period,” said Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, at a press conference on Friday.

McCraw told reporters that 19 officers were inside the school and the officer in charge had decided the situation did not require active shooter protocol, so no effort was made to enter.