New Facts Coming To Light Regarding Mass Shooting In Uvalde

New Facts Coming To Light Regarding Mass Shooting In Uvalde
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

In case you hadn’t seen yet, things are turning into an even worse shit show in Texas as new revelations and statements about the timeline of the mass shooting in Uvalde  are being reported.

• During a press conference this morning, Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the on-scene commander during the elementary school mass shooting made “the wrong decision – period” by not breaching the classrooms where the gunman was with students and teachers sooner.

McCraw said there were at least 19 officers in a hallway outside of the classrooms when the first call from one of the students inside one of the rooms was made around 12:03 pm but law enforcement did not breach the classrooms until 12:51 pm.

The person made another call at 12:10 pm and advised that multiple people were dead. She called again at 12:13 pm and 12:16 pm and said there were eight to nine students alive inside the classroom she was in.

NBC News reports that federal Border Patrol agents arrived on the scene around 12:15 and wanted to enter the classroom but were told to stand down by local police. After over 30 minutes, the federal agents decided to overrule that decision, and they proceeded to enter the classroom.

• After initial reports that the school resource officer “engaged” with the gunman as he entered the building, the Texas Department of Public Safety now says there was no officer on the school grounds when the shooter arrived.

• A Texas police lieutenant told journalists the police were reluctant to engage the shooter because ‘they could’ve been shot.’

• Senator Ted Cruz stormed off in the middle of an interview after a Sky News journalist asked why school mass shootings seem to “only happen in America” during a vigil for the 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School.

• Gov. Greg Abbott – who is up for reelection this year – told reporters today he was “livid” that he had been misled about what happened during the deadly shooting.

• Abbott also said says the Uvalde school shooter had a “mental health challenge” and the state needed to “do a better job with mental health” — yet in April he slashed $211M from the department that oversees mental health programs.