School shooting: US cops admit they made a mistake while waiting for reinforcements, without confronting the attacker

In the recent brutal shooting at a Texas elementary school in the United States, police admitted they made a mistake in waiting almost an hour for backup before confronting the attacker. A law enforcement official issued a statement on Friday in this regard. In this terrifying incident, the shooter had killed 19 children and two teachers, according to media reports. According to the official’s statement, police made the “wrong decision” while waiting to enter the classroom where the 18-year-old shooter wreaked havoc. Since the attack, law enforcement has been under pressure as several people have raised numerous questions about the handling of the incident.

After Salvador Ramos entered with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the survivors in the classroom called the 911 emergency number. But the officers, who were in the hallway outside the room, continued to wait for help, according to Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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At a press conference, McCraw said “it was the wrong decision” of the on-scene commander to wait for a specially trained tactical team and not enter the classroom.

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Beginning at 12:03 a.m., an unnamed person called 911 repeatedly to tell police in a whisper that many people had died but there were still “eight to nine” students alive. , said Col. At 12:47 p.m., a student called to ask the operator to send the police “now”. Until 12:50 p.m., officers did not enter the classroom, according to McCraw.


“I’m livid, I was misled,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday. He said he received inaccurate information about the events of the incident.

(With agency contributions)



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