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Heavily Armed Police Officers Reportedly Waited in Uvalde Hallway for 58 Minutes

The first look inside the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the site of a horrific mass shooting that killed 19 schoolchildren and two adults in May, has been released.

“New surveillance video is shedding new light about what equipment officers had,” KENS 5 in San Antonio reported. “And when this screen grab of the video was just tweeted by Tony Plohetski, a reporter at our sister station in Austin, you can see multiple officers inside the Rob Elementary hallway with rifles and at least one shield,” the reporter noted.

“This is timestamped at 11:52 AM the day of the shooting, but law enforcement did not break into the classroom until 12:50 PM. That’s 58 minutes later as officers waited in the hallway, children were inside the classroom calling 911, begging for help,” the report continued.

“Tony Plohetski reports, investigators believe this shows officers had more than enough equipment to break into the classroom sooner than they did,” the report added.

Plohetski tweeted a screenshot from the video.

Meanwhile, a new report from WFAA reveals that police did not even try to open the doors where the shooter was inside. A lieutenant with the Texas Department of Public Safety later confessed that the police officers refused to intervene sooner because “they could’ve been shot.”

The timeline of events shows that the Uvalde shooter was inside the school for nearly 80 minutes before law enforcement stopped his attack.

Now, it gets even worse: The police officers were fully armed and capable of taking on the mass shooter, as their training at the school instructed them to do. There were reportedly 19 police officers at the scene who waited for over an hour for a janitor to give them a key. This surveillance video is just further indication that the police officers have no excuse for failing to act.

24 Comments
  • cathy says:

    These kids were known as “soft targets”. Like China kills their own people we now have our current administration paying people to kill us. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

  • Dennis Owen says:

    Those Coward Cops are just as guilty of Murdering those Baby’s as the scumbag who killed them are.

  • Sue says:

    This is ridiculous! 19 Police standing around while innocent children were being killed. Police are suppose to protect and defend us. This certainly did not happen here. It sounds like these police officers are more worried about their lives than the children’s lives. Not acceptable! Very sad situation. My husband and I always have support the police but this could give people the reason to defund police.

  • Tamirose170 says:

    We learned AFTER the devastation at the Parkland School in Florida in 2017, that the Deputies did NOT have to engage on the threat among many other lessons. Collectively since that tragedy, Federal & State & Local govt spent Billions creating new Policies, new Procedures, quarterly running “Active Shooter” drills and “Mass Casualty” training exercises, students are taught “Shooter” drills alongside of Fire Drills and Evacuation Plans, etc now.. All of our property taxes are raised every year, even more so if another School incident has taken place nearby, to purchase the latest & greatest technology, Body Worn Cameras should be mandatory for ALL (because we cannot expect an ounce of truth out of those in charge), hire SRO’s for every School, etc and yet it was like Groundhog Day at Uvalde 5 years later. Shouldn’t the taxpayers be asking for “To Protect and Serve” to be removed from ALL of their Squad cars and not one more penny to be spent on the 911 system…Does it matter how much we spend on equipment, P&P Manuals, Peer Review/Investigations and Oversight Committees, Off Campus Training for SRO’s and on and on – IF the Deputy, Chief and our Sheriff’s Department is going to REFUSE to do what is required of them – in that position? They spent thousands of hours and set up all of these new programs, purchased all of this new equipment, the best & greatest of all BUT still failed to FIX the one main problem that happened in Parkland FL – – when the SRO refused to engage with Nicolas Cruz. The shooter was already eating at a local McDonald’s when the neighboring Police Dept showed up and finally entered the school. We instilled fear and emotions into young children’s minds when we began “Active Shooter Drills”, “Evacuation Drills” along with Fire Drills into their yearly School Curriculum. Did we not just spend 5+ years trying to create a symbiotic environment between the school children and SRO’s so they learned that their SRO was there to protect them, be their friend and guardian angel? IF you are not going to REQUIRE them to “Protect & Serve” then cease the false advertising and reduce the expense, that comes out of taxpayers wallets as it is based on False Promises! It is pure insanity to hire, train and pay these people who then, at an Active Shooter Situation threaten US and hold US back from saving the children; because they themselves are too afraid or choose that day NOT to “protect & serve”. IF you put on the Uniform and Badge and swore an Oath to uphold the Laws, and show up for work that day = that should be the symbolic CONTRACT for all to see that today YOU waived “your right” and that you WILL run towards danger and do whatever is necessary to Protect the Children – otherwise just put on a tiara and tutu and be a Fairy Princess w/o a badge or the power to arrest & stop the rest of us from doing what is instinctively in us ~

  • James says:

    COWARDS, every one of them until the Border Patrol showed up. Disgusting Cowards.

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