Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw admitted Friday that police made the “wrong decision” when they didn’t immediately storm the classroom where Uvalde gunman Salvador Ramos was butchering children and teachers.
“From today’s perspective, it was of course not the right decision,” he said on Friday. “It was the wrong decision, period, there’s no excuse for that.”
McCraw said officers were treating the situation as if they were dealing with a “barricaded issue,” giving them time to retrieve classroom keys and await further assistance with tactical gear. But in reality it was still an active shooter situation, with children in the room who were “clearly” still at risk, he said.
“As far as we know, there should have been an entry as soon as possible,” he said. “When there’s an active shooter, the rules change, it’s no longer a barricaded issue, we don’t have time.”
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-chief-admits-cops-made-wrong-decision-not-to-storm-robb-elementary-school-classroom-in-uvalde?source=articles&via=rss Texas Chief admits cops made a ‘wrong decision’ not to storm the classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde