Published on: 05/28/2022 – 09:17 Texas police admitted on Friday that they had made a “bad decision” during the shooting at Uvalde Elementary School by choosing to wait for the arrival of a specialized unit of the border police. The police made a “bad decision” by not entering the Uvalde school quickly to put an end to the massacre, a senior Texan official admitted on Friday, May 27, while a first testimony emerged from a student survivor. “Looking back now, of course it was the wrong decision. It was the wrong decision, period,” Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said during of a tense press conference. “If I thought it could help, I would apologize,” he said, very moved.>> To read: After the massacre in Texas, Trump calls for “arming citizens” to fight “evil” Nineteen agents on the spot waited for the intervention of a specialized unit of the border police, about an hour after the shooter, Salvador Ramos, entered the building on Tuesday. The 18-year-old boy killed 19 children and two female teachers. Pressed by reporters to explain the much-criticized delay in response, the official said law enforcement believed “he didn’t there may have been more survivors.” The police received numerous calls from several people in the two affected classrooms, including one from a child at 12:16 p.m., more than half an hour before the police intervention at 12:50 p.m., warning that “eight to nine students were alive”, said Steven McCraw. of a dead teacher to call the police and ask them to intervene. This student, Miah Cerrillo, described off-camera to the American channel the irruption of the gunman into the class when his teacher was going to close the door. According to her, Salvador Ramos looked at the teacher, said “good night” to her and then shot her, before shooting her colleague and then some students. He then went to the other classroom.>> To see: The annual meeting of the NRA, all-powerful arms lobby, heckled Miah said that she then smeared the blood of a deceased comrade and Playing dead for fear the shooter would return. At another press conference Friday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he was “misled” into the police response by inaccurate initial information. “It makes me furious,” he said. With AFP
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