Missed warning signs
Following a spate of mass shootings in Texas, the Uvalde school district invested in social media monitoring, campus police, and teacher training to prevent future tragedies.
Despite the Uvalde school district investing tens of thousands of dollars in security and training for an active shooter in recent years, no school police officer was on the scene when Ramos arrived on campus. This even though two months before the shooting, officers practiced their response to just such an incident, and officials said at the time it was the latest in several active shooter trainings.
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Once Ramos was inside the school, officers made a crucial tactical error and temporarily considered the active shooting stage of the incident over, believing a barricaded standoff would begin instead. As a result, a group of as many as 19 officers stood in a hallway outside the classroom where Ramos was inside slaughtering students, waiting for backup and tactical equipment. Even once elite reinforcements with gear like ballistic shields arrived, there were delays. Members of the Uvalde Police Department temporarily kept the elite team of Border Patrol commandos who ultimately killed Salvador Ramos from entering Robb Elementary School, The New York Times reports, citing unnamed government sources.
Kids were inside frantically calling 911 begging for help. Meanwhile parents were complaining, getting tased and handcuffed, because of the incompetence of the incident commander and authorities. This will go down with Columbine because of the incompetence of police but the media is harping on guns. Hope the rest of the world learns from our mistakes.
“Y’all keep fighting with us, go fight that motherf***er!” one person can be heard yelling at officers in video from the scene.
In another, a livestreamer can be heard saying that it had “already been about an hour and they still can’t get the kids all out”.
“That’s f***ing crazy, bro, they’re standing all outside, there’s f***ing kids in there still, man,” he said.
“You’re scared of getting shot? I’ll go in without a vest, I will!” one mother told an officer.
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