From The Daily Mail:
‘There was at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth, but didn’t do a darn thing till it was far too late’: Furious father of Texas elementary school shooting victim, 10, slams the police for failing to take down gunman until 90 MINUTES after massacre began
The father of a 10-year-old girl murdered in her Texas classroom on Tuesday has demanded to know why the gunman was able to rampage through the school for 90 minutes until he was shot dead, as it emerged that onlookers urged the police to enter the building – but they did not.
The first 911 call was received 90 minutes earlier, at 11:30am, saying a man had emerged from a crashed vehicle with a long rifle and a backpack.
‘There was at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn’t do a darn thing until it was far too late,’ Cazares told ABC News.
One woman was yelling at the police outside the school, said Juan Carranza, 24, who lives opposite.
He said she was screaming: ‘Go in there! Go in there!’
Carranza said the officers did not go in.
Ramos on Tuesday first shot his 66-year-old grandmother Cecilia Gonzalez in the face, leaving her severely injured, before stealing her pickup truck and driving towards the school.
Unable to drive, he crashed into a ditch and then ran to the school on foot, where he was met by an armed security guard.
Yet he was still able to enter the school and kill 21 people – and was not stopped until around 1pm, when a Border Patrol agent backed up by a tactical team shot him dead.
This is the timeline of events as reported by the news:
11:32am: A mass casualty incident – later discovered to be the shooting – takes place at Robb Elementary School. The school reports it is locked down because of ‘gunshots in the area.’
12.17pm: The school posts a message on social media writing: ‘There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary.’
12.38pm: A reunification site is set up at the Willie DeLeon Civic Center.
1.06pm: The Uvalde Police Department reports the suspect is ‘in police custody.’
This is a first report and we do not know how long the shooter was dead before the police report was sent out.
But if this is true we are looking at a Parkland 2.0 situation where lives were lost because a timely response did not occur.
The one thing we know about active shooters is that once they start the response needs to be instant. Get in there and fire as much ammo at the shooter as possible as quickly as possible until he’s dead.
I’m also curious why the school’s armed security was ineffective.
We need more information before we can really start casting judgment but from this initial report that a lot of failures occurred that allowed this to happen.