Saturday, July 2, 2022

Uvalde police did not try to open classroom door: Report

Police officers responding to the Uvalde school massacre did not attempt to open a door to classrooms, even though they had access to a “crowbar-like tool” to open the door as the shooter was inside. a source told the San Antonio Express. News.

The “law enforcement” source, who identified the newspaper as someone close to the investigation, revealed that officers did not make an attempt at the door in the 77-minute time frame before the accused gunman entered the classrooms and entered them. not.

Classroom doors are “designed to lock automatically,” but the source said video shows the gunman opening a door to enter a classroom that is connected to another classroom.

The “crowbar-like tool” could have opened the door and Uvalde schools police chief Pete Arredondo did not try to get keys on the door to the classroom where the shooter was, the source said.

The new details come just one day after a report in The New York Times indicated that a police officer had a “short chance” but did not shoot the accused gunman with his assault rifle because he did not want to hit student children .

He claimed agencies that allowed officers to wait for “committed negligence” if the door could have been opened or unlocked.

Police’s response to the school massacre is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Texas Legislature and Texas Rangers.

Uvalde police on Friday agreed to comply with an investigation into the shooting reaction by the Texas House Committee, according to a Texas lawmaker.

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