New Footage Of Uvalde Shooting Shows Police Waiting In The School For 1 Hour While Gunman Shoots Children

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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In May, the entire country was shaken by the tragedy that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. An 18-year-old shooter gunned down 19 children and two teachers.

Since that horrendous day, the nation has been discussing gun control and school safety. In the meantime, footage has been released from Robb Elementary School in an attempt to find out what really happened that day and why it took law enforcement so long to take down the gunman. Sadly, more and more evidence is being released to show that law enforcement utterly failed that day to protect those children and teachers.

New Footage of Uvalde Shooting Shows Police Waiting in the School for 1 Hour While Gunman Shoots Children

Police officers are the very people you would expect to protect innocent children when there is a gunman on the loose. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as though law enforcement lived up to this expectation in Uvalde. Surveillance footage obtained and published by the Austin-American Statesman shows multiple officers with firearms waiting around in the hallway for a full hour while shots were being fired at children and teachers.

The footage shows that police officers arrived in the school and were in the hallways just three minutes after the gunman entered Robb Elementary. At 11:37 a.m., the officers surround the classroom where the shooter is, but they back off because the gunman fires shots in their direction. 15 minutes later, even more officers show up with firearms and ballistic shields, and camera surveillance shows that they're waiting down the hallway from the classroom. About 45 minutes after the gunman enters the school, he fires four more shots; at this point, the officers are still gathered in the hall.

At 12:30 p.m., an hour after the gunman opens fire in the school, many officers gather right outside the door of the classroom. This is when you can see a police officer, decked out in full gear with a helmet, casually get some hand sanitizer from one of the dispensers on the wall. At 12:50 p.m., almost an hour and a half after officers arrived at the school, a tactical group finally breaches the room and kills the gunman.

Even before the footage was released, many were asking questions about whether something could have been done to stop so many children and teachers from being murdered. But now that the surveillance footage shows such a colossal failure to neutralize the gunman, countless people are infuriated and demanding justice for all the innocent lives lost.

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