Here are the biggest shifts in the official account of the Uvalde school shooting – NPR
The official narrative of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has changed drastically since news of an active shooter emerged on May 24. The changing details have rocked public faith in the police and other institutions.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said police officers and school district officers “immediately breached” the school after the shooting. He said it likely took 40 minutes to an hour for the gunman to be killed by a Border Patrol tactical unit.
McCraw gave a detailed timeline of the shooting, saying that the incident commander stopped treating the situation as an active shooter scenario, judging that the gunman had barricaded himself inside.
The New York Times examined the police response to the May 24 shooting at a Texas school and found that communication breakdowns and tactical decisions that were out of step with years of police preparations may have contributed to additional deaths and delayed critical medical attention to the wounded.
The federal review of the police response to the mass shooting came after numerous politicians called for an outside analysis. The police union CLEAT advised its members to cooperate fully with any government inquiry.
The Justice Department is reviewing the Robb Elementary shooting to identify lessons learned and help prepare other communities.
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- Here are the biggest shifts in the official account of the Uvalde school shooting NPR
- School police chief didn’t have his radio during Uvalde school shooting, State senator says WFAA
- How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics The New York Times
- Active shooter vs. barricaded suspect | Instructor who taught Uvalde CISD officers says it’s part of the training KHOU.com
- ‘Dead suspect loophole’ could be used to block release of Uvalde records KXAN.com
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