Texas Says Uvalde Police’s Response Was an ‘Abject Failure’ [Video]
Texas state officials declared that the police response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde was “an abject failure antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre.”
The Texas Senate held a special hearing on the police response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.
“Three minutes after the subject entered the west building, there was a sufficient number of armed officers — wearing body armor — to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject,” said Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“The only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander, who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children,” McCraw added.
“The officers had weapons, the children had none. The officers had body armor, the children had none. The officers had training, the subject had none.”
You can watch the special hearing in full below: