The mother of a victim of a shooting at a Texas school was told by first responders that her daughter could have survived the massacre if the authorities had acted sooner.
The fourth-grader, who was among 19 students killed at Robb Primary School in Uvalde on Tuesday, bled to death after being shot in the kidneys.
“Her baby had been shot once in the back through the kidney area,” State Senator Ronald Gutierrez told CNN Sunday morning. The first respondent they spoke to said that it was possible their baby was bleeding. In that extra 30 or 40 minutes, the little girl probably lived. ‘
The Democrat objected to that ‘Many things went wrong’ when local police responded to the killings and said he was ‘disgusted’ by law enforcement agencies for failing to take action.
Police admitted Thursday that they were officers they did not immediately rush to school to find the shooter Salvador Ramos, 18, during Tuesday’s attack because they feared they might be killed, and even suggested that they deliberately lock Ramos up in a classroom where he slaughtered 21 people to catch him.
Ramos, who killed 19 students and two teachers, allegedly shot the children in the first four minutes of his raid, at about 11:40 a.m., but none of them were evacuated from the building until at least 12:50 p.m. an hour later.
A person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, according to the US Department of Homeland Security, why politicians and doctors alike criticize the lack of response from Texas police.
It was not immediately clear how many children were in the classroom when the Ramos opened fire, how many were killed immediately and how many were still alive but injured when police assisted. At least two students were taken to a local hospital but died on arrival.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sunday that it will conduct a Review of Critical Events in response to law enforcement response to a school shooting.
“Her baby had been shot once in the back through the kidney area,” Senator Ronald Gutierrez (right) told CNN. The first respondent they spoke to said that it was possible their baby was bleeding. In that extra 30 or 40 minutes, the little girl could live ‘
This diagram shows the response minutes after Tuesday’s murder at Robb Primary School in Uvalde, Texas.
“Certainly, these mistakes may have led to the dismissal of these children,” Gutierrez said Sunday, adding how he was “deeply concerned” about “operational controls” during the law enforcement response to the shooting.
The senator said the government’s firearms protocols were ‘violated’ and that the authorities failed to take appropriate action.
‘Protocols were violated. The live protocol of the shooter orders you to enter, ‘he said, noting that within minutes of Ramos firing, officers were at the scene. “First there were seven officers, until 12.03 in the evening there were 19 officers. A lot of things went wrong here.”
In addition to school and local police, many Border Patrol agents also rushed to the scene after hearing the incident on a scanner. When they arrived, Uvalde police also told them not to enter, according to a law enforcement officer who spoke anonymously to the New York Times.
Meanwhile, witnesses, including a young girl who eventually died, called at least seven to 911 for help. However, police did not break into the classroom and killed Ramos until 12:50 p.m.
‘The whole thing is a shame. I’m offended by all of that, ‘Guiterrez said, adding that border patrol agents eventually entered the classroom due to’ confusion. ‘
The MP said his regret over the situation was more than the decisions made by the school district commissioner, who is alleged to be the area commander who decided not to break the class.
He believes that many organizations are ultimately responsible for the failure of students, parents and the entire community.
“It is not fair to put it on the internal ISD soldiers,” Gutierrez said. ‘At the end of the day, everyone failed here. We lost these kids. We even lost them in the Texas parliament. ‘
The photo shows children fleeing from Robb Primary School on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post
Surgeons at local hospitals backed Gutierrez’s concerns, also suggesting that delays in responding to bullets could cost the lives of other children.
“You can’t wait for patients to go to the trauma center,” said Drs. Ronald Stewart, chief physician of trauma surgery at Antonio University Hospital, told NBC News Thursday. ‘You have to act fast.’
He added that uncontrolled bleeding was the leading cause of death among gunshot wounds and that it could occur in just five minutes.
Since Columbine’s shooting in 1999, officials across the country have been advised not to wait until they return to school to search for a shooter.
Instructions from the Texas Police Chiefs’ Association state: ‘Two to five responding officers must form one team and enter the structure.’
Why such advice was ignored in Uvalde is one of the many aspects of the slow response that is now under investigation.
Another is why the police falsely claimed that the shooter had shot at the school resource officer before he even reached the classroom.
The Justice Department has launched an investigation into how the shooting took place.
“The purpose of the review is to provide an independent account of the actions and responses of law enforcement on the day, and to identify the training we have learned and best practices to help them first respond to and prepare for shootings,” department spokesman Anthony Coley said.
Uvalde residents pose for a photo outside a civilian base on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on Robb Primary School, killing 21 people.
Texas Department of Homeland Security Lieutenant Chris Olivarez earlier this week appeared to defend the law enforcement response to the shooting during an interview on CNN.
He was challenged by Wolf Blitzer on Thursday about why first responders fired back after Salvador Ramos opened fire on them with his AR-15 and then waited an hour for the SWAT teams to get him out, leaving him alone in the classroom. with 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers he slaughtered.
‘Isn’t it best practice now, Lieutenant, to call officers to extinguish a shooter as soon as possible, no matter how many officers are on site?’ Blitzer asked.
He replied: ‘In a shooting situation, you want to end the killings, you want to save lives. But also one thing that, of course, the American people should understand is that officers are entering this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They hear gunshots. They are receiving gunshots. ‘
He was then seen trying to congratulate the bomber on being locked in a classroom with children for an hour – including some of whom he shot at the beginning of the attack, which he later died in hospital – claiming it saved the lives of others.
Earlier police said the gunman locked himself in the classroom and that they had trouble finding the room, with an unnamed law officer stating that SWAT teams had to wait for a different school employee to bring them the key to the room. class.
“At that time, if they had gone further without knowing the whereabouts of the suspect, they would have been shot, they could have been killed, and at that time the attacker would have had the opportunity to kill other people inside the school.
“So they were able to stop the man with the gun in the classroom from going to any other part of the school to commit another murder,” Lieutenant Olivarez said.
Minute after minute report of how police waited outside the classroom as children called 911 after a man with a gun went through a door that had been opened by a teacher.
11.28am: Gunman hit the truck, getting out of the car with the AR-15
He is seen by witnesses at a funeral home near the school who say 911 see a gunman walking towards the school.
11.31: Gunman is now in the school parking lot, hiding in the middle of a car, shooting at the building.
11.32: A school resources officer who arrives in a patrol car after hearing 911 call about a truck accident that passes behind a shooter.
11.33: Gunman enters the school and begins firing on room 111 / room 112. He shoots more than 100 shots.
11.35: Three police officers enter the open door as a suspect from Uvalde PD. They were later followed by four others, making a total of seven officers who were at the scene
Three previous officers went straight to the door and found pasture wounds from him with the door locked. They hang back
11.37: Another 16 rounds were thrown into the classroom by a man with a gun
11.51: Police sergeants and USB agents arrive
12.03: Officers continue to arrive at the hall. As many as 19 officers were in the hallway at the time
Meanwhile, a girl from within the classroom calls 911 and whispers that she is in room 112.
12.10 pm: The same girl responds and advises ‘there are so many dead’
12.13pm: The same girl calls again
12.16pm: The same girl calls 911 for the fourth time in 13 minutes asking for help
12.15pm: BORTAC (SWAT) members arrive with shields
12.16pm: The same girl whose name has not been identified called 911 and said there are 8-9 students alive in class 112.
12.19 pm: A different child from class 111 calls. He hangs up when another student tells him to shut up
12.21pm: Gunman shot again
12.26pm: One of the girls who had previously called 911 called again. He says the shooter had just fired a shot at the door
12.43pm: The girl on top of that girl is still in line. He says ‘please send the police now’
12.50 pm: Police eventually broke down the door using keys from the guard and killed the man with the gun
12.51 pm Officers begin to move the children out of the room