Grief runs through Uvalde, Texas as police response to massacre is scrutinized


Amna Nawaz:

Judy, the biggest question, of course, is the motive, whether the school was targeted, why it was targeted, why these particular children.

But there are also some very big questions about the schedule that remain, in particular, a one-hour gap that authorities have been unable to close. They say the shooter entered the school at 11:40 a.m. and confirmed it was an hour later when tactical teams arrived, were able to enter, engaged him and ended up killing him.

Now Border Patrol officials have confirmed to me that there was a group of what they call a stack, a so-called formation of four Border Patrol agents who ended up entering the building, engaging the shooter and the killer. But there are a number of questions about why other law enforcement and other law enforcement officials who officials say were on scene four minutes after the shooter entered the building, why they haven’t done more.

I actually spoke to some residents who live here around this school, one man in particular who filmed video from outside the school with residents here yelling at the police right after the shooting, pleading with them and begging them to come in and do more after hearing those gunshots, a sense of frustration we hear in this video.

And this man tells me he shot this video between 12:15 and 12:30, which means it was at least 35 minutes after the shooter entered the building.

So there are a number of questions about why law enforcement didn’t do more to intervene sooner. And, if they had, could they have done more to save the lives of these 19 children and two teachers – Judy.


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