Police Entered Uvalde School 19 Minutes into Attack, then Waited for Almost an Hour to Act


    A photo taken by KVUE and The Austin American-Statesman shows that the police at the 19-minute mark were equipped with AR-15 rifles, as well as an armored ballistic shield.

    KVUE said, “Investigators believe this will prove to be a significant development as it indicates they had more than enough firepower and protection to enter that classroom before they actually did.”

    The report added that “According to the most recent timeline, the officers finally entered the class at about 12:50 p.m. The shooter entered the classroom at 11:00 a.m.”

    An agent of the Texas Department of Public Safety arrived 20 minutes following the time the gunman entered the school. The Texas Tribune relayed the exchange he had with the officers in the building.

    The conversation started with him asking if children were still in the classrooms

    “If there is, then they just need to go in,” the agent added.

    Another officer replied, “It is unknown at this time.”

    The agent reacted, “Y'all don't know if there's kids in there?” He said, “If there's kids in there we need to go in there.”

    “Whoever is in charge will determine that,” was the response.

    The inaction seemed to be too much for the agent. He pointed out that there were children in different classrooms of the school that had to be moved out of the classrooms.

    “Well, there's kids over here,” he added. “So I'm getting kids out.”

    The Tribune says that the incident lasted an entire 77 minutes, and the officers remained in the classrooms 111 and 112, where they were positioned at either side of a hallway “for most of those 77 minutes.”


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