May 31, 2022

Heartbreaking Uvalde Shooting Updates

Law enforcement did not engage with the shooter for over an hour.
Heartbreaking Uvalde Shooting Updates

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The story has dramatically changed. Why? The initial timeline given by Uvalde officials was inaccurate. New details have emerged since Friday’s press conference.

What was reported before: It was initially reported that police had been outside the school for almost an hour as the shooter was barricaded in a classroom. The testimony implied the police likely believed there was no urgency because the shooter was contained.

What’s being reported now: The shooter arrived at the school at 11:28 a.m and began firing rounds into school windows. Local officers entered the school at 11:35, two minutes after the shooter. There were 19 officers in the hallway by 12:03 p.m., but they did not breach the door and kill the shooter until 12:50, even as they heard him firing.

Students were calling 911 from 12:03 to 12:47, asking for police for help. The breach did not happen until 12:50.

Law enforcement was given orders to hold back from engaging the shooter. At the press conference, officials acknowledged that it was the wrong decision.

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