And a few days after the massacre, the families of the victims learned more about what really happened in classes 111 and 112 during final moments.
“The devastating injuries that many of these children endured, there is no doubt that some of those children bled death while waiting for police to get inside,” said CNN law enforcement analyst Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner.
“There is just No questions in my opinion is probably took placeRamsey said on Sunday. way you can justify it.”
“In the end of day, all failed here,” he said. – We failed these children. We even failed them in Texas Legislature”.
this is unclear changes will happen on at the state or federal level for help stop school shootings and public mass killings. Massacre in elementary school in Uvalde scored at least 30 shootings at the K-12 school. in just in first five months of this is year.
Suspects in both fighters were 18 years old and legally purchased weapons.
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“As first defendants, we must recognize that innocent life must be protected,” leadership 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.”
These recommendations do not appear to have been followed. in Uvalde.
According to Colonel Stephen McCraw, Uwalde’s officers entered the school about two minutes after they fired. director of Department of Texas of Public safety.
But the incident commander at the scene—the school district police chief—thought the situation had shifted from active fired at a “barricaded object,” McCraw said.
Is not clear why District Police Chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo could believe it.
During the window of about 70 minutes, the officers went inside building and called for more resources such as equipment and negotiators, McCraw said.
There were up to 19 officers. in hallway more than 45 minutes before the police entered the classroom.
McCraw, DPS director, officers said should immediately confronted the shooter.
“It was wrong decision, period, he said. – No excuse for what.”
But for Alfred Garza, whose 10-year-old daughter Amery Joe was killed in shooting, “it doesn’t take a genius to understand out this is just took too long to get in there.”
“If they got there earlier,” Garza said, “and someone took immediate action, we could more of those children here today — including mine daughter.”
Donations of blood, food and ritual services
After the massacre, graduations and other holidays events were canceled because community mourning the crushing loss of a little of his most vulnerable.
The funeral homes in Uvalde pledged to cover the costs for families of 21 victims. Some services will begin Monday.
Omar Rodriguez, owner of a car detailing business, made 250 fundraising hamburgers for families of the victims.
On a friend’s lot on Main Street, Rodriguez set up large grill, tables and cooking utensils while it family and friends grabbed rags and soap to wash cars for donation.
24-yearthe old man said he couldn’t just stay at home knowing he can do something for help.
“It good “Small town,” Rodriguez said. There is nothing here but love.
Carlos Hernandez, owner of in restaurant Carlito’s path in Uvalde, prepared and distributed more than 60 family Thursday-sized plates to feed grieving families and neighbors who are still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy inflicted on their close-knit community.
“Showing families that we care about them is what we do. want remember them how we joined in at that time of need” Hernandez said.
Even strangers traveled from hours way help those who suffer in Uvalde.
Patrick Johnson, 58, driving for Seven hours from your hometown of Harlton, Texas in Uwald and set up the table is full with toys for children who didn’t smile in days.
“There’s a lot of ways to be a blessing to people”, he said. “Whenever something like it happens, i do mine research and contact local law enforcement and ask, “What can I do?” What makes your community need right now?”
Johnson, a father of four, said he broke down and wept when he heard about the execution.
“I’m not even one of those communitybut it hurts me. It makes you think about your own children,” Johnson said. – It makes you realize that it could be you mourning your children.”
CNN’s Alaa Elassar, Nicole Chavez, Ed Lavandera, Amanda Watts, Adrianne Broaddus, Paula Reid, Jasmine Wright and Nicky Robertson contributed to this report.