The director of Texas Public Safety, Steven McCraw, indicated that at least two minors called the 911 emergency telephone during the 40 minutes in which the shooter, Salvador Ramos, was shooting inside the Robb elementary school in Uvalde (Texas).
Specifically, as picked up by the chain NBCthe first call to 911, which lasted one minute and 23 seconds, arrived at 12:03 p.m. (local time), where a female student whispered into the phone that she was in room 112 at the school.
This same minor called again a few minutes later, around 12:10 p.m. and reported that several people were dead, and made a third call at 12:13 p.m. and a fourth at 12:16 p.m. to say that eight or nine students were alive.
a second student she contacted 911 from room 111, although she hung up when she was rebuked by another student. McCraw explained that in another call to the same phone around 12:21 p.m., at least three background shots were recorded, according to the aforementioned chain.
Likewise, an additional call came in at 12:36 p.m. but only lasted 21 seconds. McCraw has indicated that the first girl he called initially went back to contact 911, when he was told to “be quiet.”
Finally, At around 12:43 p.m. and 12:47 p.m., a minor asked a 911 operator to “send the police at that time.” There was a lapse of approximately 40 minutes between the first call and the moment when the police shot the shooter, at 12:51 p.m.
According to the schedule provided by McCraw, Ramos entered the school at 11:33 a.m. (local time) and, in the minutes that followed, several officers broke into the school, at least 19, although none tried to enter the room where the shooter was, according to Bloomberg.
The two minors who called at first did not die, McCraw said in an appearance in which he corrected some statements made earlier in the week in the context of the massacre, which took the lives of 19 students and two teachers.
mcraw too This Friday he acknowledged errors in the police operation to respond to the massacre perpetrated by Ramos. Thus, he explained that the main mistake was in interpreting that the shooter was entrenched inside the school.
The director of Texas Public Safety described that the police command believed that “there were no children in danger”, although later, once the rounds of shots were heardthe perception gave a radical change and then it was considered that “there was no longer anyone alive”.
Thus, the police device in front of the school decided not to enter the center because then they thought that the perpetrator of the crime was trying to “get the attention” of the Police so that they would enter and then commit suicide.
“It is clear that it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision, period”, acknowledged McCraw, who has pointed to the commander of the operation ‘in situ’ as responsible. The newspaper The New York Times identifies this commander as Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodríguez.
(With information from Europe Press)