Daniel, 9 years old, with his mother, Briana Ruiz, told CNN that the shooter fired multiple shots at his class after failing to enter. The door was locked by his teacher, and the fired bullets hit not only the teacher, but also a classmate.
Daniel survived on first “I’m hiding under the table next to the wall He said he saw the shooter through the door window.
“I could still see him facesaid the boy. I saw how he looks at people in front of to me.”
Daniel later climbed out of broken window in escape, cutting his hand on some glass, he said, and both people injured in his class will survive.
Video taken from the site outside of the school at the time of the incident, obtained by ABC News, includes what appears to be an audio dispatcher. on scene: a child calls 911 from the classroom.
“Advise, we have a child on line, dispatcher says. “The child advises that he in room full of victims”.
The video shows that the police at the scene were informed of at least one the child remained alive in the classroom.
CNN couldn’t on its own confirm video/audio. Source of the video is fuzzy and unclear at what point in incident sound is heard. CNN reached out to the authorities to answer questions about this audio.
Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw told reporters Friday that 911 had received at least eight calls from at least two different callers from the school, spanning the period. of almost 50 minutes. decision made on scene for treat Incident like barricaded suspect, not active shooter, waswrong,” he said.
Also on Monday, funeral for two victims set take place at local funerals homes. Visit and Rosary for ten-year-Old Amery Joe Garza will take place Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home and Services for ten-year-Old Maite Yuleana Rodriguez will take place at Rushing Estes Knowles.
Law enforcement response questionable
Alfred Garcia, whose daughter was killed in shooting, told CNN that he was in “disbelief” over how a lot of time passed during the shooting before it ended and shared his disappointment with government response.
“It doesn’t take a genius to understand out this is just took too long to get in there and you know if they got there earlier and someone took immediate action, we could more of those children here today including mine daughter,” he said.
Law enforcement officers in Texas trained intervene fast, according to active shooting guide in state commission on 2020 Law Enforcement Study Guide obtained by CNN. The instructions say “officer first priority is move in and confront the attacker.
“As first respondents, we must recognize that innocent life must be protected”, says. “BUT first The respondent does not want place life of the innocent are above their own safety should think about a different career area.”
Seven law enforcement officers arrived at the scene within two minutes. of shooter firing in Class. Three officers approached the locked classroom where the shooter was, and two officers received shrapnel wounds from bullets fired from behind door, said DPS. The officers then placed down hallway.
team then did not break the class for at least another 30 minutes, according to the schedule provided by the DPS. A 911 call posted at 12:16, according to traffic police, from a girl in one of the classes told the operator that eight or nine students were still alive.
Belated police response in uvalde runs contrary to the generally accepted active shooter protocol created after the Columbine school shooting of 1999, experts say.
“Even with fire officers trained to face this threat, because every second matters,” said Jonathan Vakrow, CNN law enforcement officer. analyst. “What we saw here was that delay cost children their lives, full stop.”
” goal of in review provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices help first defendants are preparing for and answer active shooter events”, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement. in announcement on Sunday.
DOJ expected to pick someone in in next a few days before lead in reviewaccording to two familiar sources with process. The Department of Justice has traditionally relied on people outside Ministry of Justice with law enforcement expertise and on-Earth experience with mass casualties events conduct such reviews.
Biden Hopes ‘Rational’ Republicans Can Deal gun reform
“Which of world we live in this legislation was created for destroy these schools? Gutierrez asked during an interview.
According to Gutierrez, Biden also told him: “I will not leave… I will bring you resources… try to get real money for mental health.” There is only one psychiatrist in Uvalde, according to the senator.
Biden expressed optimism on On Monday, some “rational” Republicans could agree on some type of of new gun restrictions.
“I think it’s become like this bad what everyone gets more rational about it. At least that is my hope and prayer,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
Biden, in his most extensive comments on gun control since then last kills in a week, said he was capped in steps he could take one.
“There is a constitution. I cannot dictate such things. I can do what I’ve been doing, and whatever executive action I can take, I will continue to take. But I can’t outlaw guns, I can’t change background checks. I can’t do this,” he said.
As a result of shooting, outpouring of support topics in in community provided.
Carlos Hernandez, whose restaurant is a mile from Robb Elementary School, wrote on facebook hours after shooting: “No possible way I can open my kitchen with heartbreak and enjoy it.”
On Thursday – his 33rd birthday – Hernandez decided to cook for in community spanking up favorite dishes including wings, macaroni and cheese and fried fish tacos.
Within two hours, Hernandez gave more than 60 family large plates to feed grieving families and neighbors who still learning how deal with tragedy on their close-knit community.
“It real difficult situation, just trying show the children they have us like their backbone and support systemHernandez told CNN. “We always provide security, whether there is an incident or not.”
In the other place in Uvalde, El Progreso Memorial Library became place of recovery.
On Wednesday, just a day after the shooting of children, librarian Martha Carreon sat in front of ranks of small faces, reading, singing and giggling with the children, taking them to the safe place far from school where there are many of they have witnessed horror.
“We want our building be a safe space haven that is a quiet, calm and cool haven,” El Progreso Memorial Library. director Mendell Morgan told CNN.
Together with psychologists who will be available everyday for children and there are adults to talk to also be practicing massage therapists, volunteers for arts and crafts, pianists for play soothing music and even magicians to perform professional magic shows.
“This is a strong community where do we have true care and concern for one different,” Morgan said. – Many, if not most here, adhere to fast to their faith in God what good stronger than evil and light stronger than darkness.”
CNN’s Alaa Elassar, Ed Lavendera, Amanda Watts, Hanna Serison, Eric Levenson, Virginia Langmaid, Paula Reid, Priscilla Alvarez, Whitney Wilde, Paula Reed, Jennifer Henderson, Emma Tucker, Christina Maksouris, Holly Yan and Aya Elamrussi contributed to this report.