UVALDE SCHOOL SHOOTING
Uvalde school shooting update: Official says police made 'wrong decision' not to enter classroom
Children were inside the classroom with the gunman for 35 minutes, making 911 calls.
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Official admits police made 'wrong decision' in TX shooting
UVALDE, Texas -- A Texas official admitted law enforcement made the "wrong decision" in their response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, failing to breach the classroom for a 35-minute period as an 18-year-old gunman terrorized children inside.
At a press conference on Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw acknowledged that officers on the scene in the small rural town of Uvalde Tuesday miscalculated what was unfolding.
"It was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period ... We believe there should have been an entry. We don't have time," he said.
Children were inside the Robb Elementary School classroom with him, making 911 calls, McCraw said in a press conference Friday. By the time a U.S. Border Patrol tactical team arrived and killed the alleged shooter, identified as Salvador Ramos, 19 children, and two teachers were killed, several more were severely injured, and others survived to recount the nightmare.
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