Texas Gov. Abbott ‘misled,’ ‘livid’ about cops’ delayed response to school shooting


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he’s “livid” that law enforcement “misled” him about their response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

“I was misled,” Abbott said at a press conference announcing various state resources for victims of the mass shooting Tuesday. “I am livid about what happened.”

Abbott — who earlier this week praised police for their “quick response” to the mass shooting—was grilled on whether he knew about cops deciding to not breach the door to the classroom where gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers.

It took cops about an hour to get inside the classroom — and only after they got a key from a janitor to unlock the door, authorities said.

“Law enforcement is going to earn the trust of the public by making sure they thoroughly and exhaustively investigate exactly what happened,” Abbott said at the press conference. “The families whose lives have been destroyed need answers.”

Abbott’s comments came hours after Texas police admitted at a press conference that they made the “wrong decision” by waiting outside a classroom where 19 students and two teachers were killed.

Steven McCraw, director of the state’s Department of Public Safety, said “there’s no excuse” for law enforcement failing to intervene while Ramos... (Read more)

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