Comedian Jimmy Kimmel claimed that there was an armed guard stationed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. True or false? Most likely false. On Wednesday, authorities tentatively stated that they had an employee in the school. However, on Thursday, they said that there was no officer. Kimmel did not sit around waiting to find out the truth. It was reported that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) stated that there was no armed school resource officer in the Uvalde school when the gunman entered the school.
DPS Regional Director Victor Escalon indicated that at 11:28 A.M., after the gunman had crashed his pickup truck near the school and started his assault, he carried a ladder to a four-foot chainlink fence surrounding the school, firing at the school as he approached. Also, he fired at two witnesses in a funeral home nearby. When he arrived at 11:40 A.M., the suspect was on the west-facing side of the campus. The shooter, who had been a student at the school, “was not confronted by anybody” inside, either armed or otherwise. Escalon stated that there was no school resource officer on campus, and the first incident was reported to the police around 11:30 A.M.
During his Wednesday night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel joined a group of gun-control advocates who resisted the notion of a good guy with a gun based on the false assertion that there was an armed guard at Uvalde.
Kimmel stated, “If your solution to children being massacred is armed guards, you haven't been paying attention to what's going on.” The comedian also noted that there was an armed guard in Buffalo and also mentioned the presence of an official in Parkland, but Kimmel did not reveal that the Parkland school official was not in the school to confront the gunman.
Then Kimmel declared, “There was an armed guard in Uvalde.”
The Texas DPS tells a different story. There was no security guard at Uvalde. But Kimmel didn't wait around to find out the truth.