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Uvalde police officers waited 77 minutes to try to enter the classrooms at the time of the shooting

Video recordings from surveillance cameras shows Police officers during the Uvalde, Texas high school massacre waited 77 minutes before even attempting to open the doors to two classrooms where the shooter killed 19 people. children and two teachers last month, and new says in the report.

latest The revelation, published Saturday in The San Antonio Express News, is latest detail that shows an unsuccessful police response to the massacre, which is now being investigated by the Texas Department. of Public safety.

video shows that gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, was able to open the door to class 111 on May 24, although it was supposed to block automatically when shut and only open from outside with a key- reported the newspaper.

Once in the classroom, Ramos was able to access class 112 through another inner door.

It was not clear if the door was locked while Ramos was shooting, but the police did not even check or try to open it, despite the fact that access According to the report, to a Halligan tool that could break the lock.

Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo was in accusation of operation. He previously told The Texas Tribune that he was waiting for 40 minutes for keys from the keeper to try and open the classroom door.

Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo, third from the left, is standing during news conference outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 26, 2022
AP Photo / Dario Lopez-Mills, file

Frames now shows that when Arredondo finally got key ring, he tried to open other doors to find the owner of the key not the doors to classrooms 111 and 112, Express News reported.

“Every time I tried key I was just pray,” Arredondo told the Texas Tribune. “The only thing that mattered to me at that time was saving as many teachers as possible and children as possible”.

He tried dozens of keys, but told the officers to wait for tactical team when none worked, the report said.

Finally, at 12:50 p.m., the police broke down the door and shot the suspect. who It was first broke into the school at 11:33 a.m. through the outer door, which was also failed for automatic blocking.

During this painful and deadly 77 minute span, seven desperate 911 calls were made students and teachers in classrooms fire how the massacre fell up.

Texas investigators say Arredondo mistook the shooting as an incident involving a barricaded suspect. instead of en active shooting situation where the highest priority is for cops to confront the suspect to stop the violence.


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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
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