Wednesday, March 29, 2023

‘Room full of victims’: Chilling dispatch audio from Texas school shooting

New audio from the Texas school massacre published Monday shows a police dispatcher telling officers how a frightened student told him he was in a “room full of victims.”

chilling recording, a . is heard in Video obtained by ABC News It shows police responding to the killing of 19 children and two teachers in the May 24 shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde.

“Salah, we have a kid on the line,” an unnamed dispatcher can be heard saying. “Room 12. Can we do this on the inside of the building – is anyone able to -?”

“The child is advising that he is in a room, full of victims,” ​​the dispatcher says before repeating, “full of victims at the moment.”

There is no clear timestamp in the video, and it is unknown at what point during the 78-minute-long shoot the recording was made.

In the video, police officers can be seen from afar, helping the children to escape from the school through an open window. The clip has not been independently verified by The Post.

Police in Uvalde were widely criticized for waiting to break into the room where 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos had locked himself with several students – falsely believing that Ramos had barricaded himself in private. and was no longer a threat to the students.

The children hiding in that room made a series of 911 calls, they were locked inside with the gunman – with one child pleading to a dispatcher “Please send the police now!”

Calls were coming in until moments before Ramos was killed, showing that people were still alive in the classroom, although officials believed the killing had stopped.

The Video Includes Audio Of A Police Dispatcher Telling Officers About A Child &Quot;Room Full Of Victims.&Quot;
The video includes audio of a police dispatcher informing officers of a child being in a “room full of victims”.
ABC News
Gunman Salvador Ramos Killed 19 Children And Two Teachers In An Elementary School Shooting.
Gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school shooting.
Michael M. Photo by Santiago/Getty Images

The Justice Department announced Sunday that it would investigate the Uvalde police’s response to the shooting.

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