Footage has emerged of frantic parents waiting outside Robb Elementary in Texas, deliberating whether to storm inside to save the kids themselves as they felt authorities were too slow to act.
It is unclear when the footage was shot, but it shows terrified and distraught parents screaming at cops to do something as the crazed gunman had barricaded himself in the school where he had murdered 19 children and two teachers.
The first call to 911 was made at around 11:30 that morning, yet gunman Ramos was not shot dead by authorities until 1 pm. Outside the school, cops struggled to hold parents back as many fought to get into the school themselves. Social media users noted that cops even had their taser guns out in the footage.
A panic-stricken woman was wrestled to the ground by heavily-armed officers as she attempted to push her way past them. Others can be heard screaming, “What are you doing? Get inside the building!”
It had been widely reported that Customs and Border Patrol agents who were called in to deal with the incident had to ask school staff members for a key to the classroom door where the bloodbath had taken place because they were unable to force the door down.
The gunman murdered Javier Cazares’ fourth-grade daughter Jacklyn Cazares. He told reporters he had gotten to the school as quickly as possible but was astounded to see cops still waiting outside the building.
He said, in desperation, he had tried to rally other parents into storming the school themselves:
“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said.
“More could have been done. They were unprepared.
“There were at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn’t do a darn thing until it was far too late.
“The situation could’ve been over quick if they had better tactical training, and we as a community witnessed it firsthand.”
Cazare said he could not understand why the shooter wasn’t taken out sooner during the shooting or even before he could get to the school.
“I’m a gun owner, and I do not blame the weapons used in this tragedy,” said Cazare.
“I’m angry how easy it is to get one and young you can be to purchase one.”
A woman who lived near the school stood outside her house screaming, “Go in there! Go in there!” as she watched cops lingering outside.
According to Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, it took around 40 minutes to an hour from when Salvador Ramos began shooting in the school to when police finally shot him dead.
“The bottom line is law enforcement was there,” said McCraw.
“They did engage immediately. They did contain (Ramos) in the classroom.”
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They were just little kids, they should have plenty of good times ahead of them in their lives…
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All 19 of the children who were killed were in the same classroom. Ramos barricaded the door, “And that’s when the carnage began,” said McCraw.
“They came in from opposite sides. The BORTAC agent ended up exchanging gunfire with the shooter, killed the shooter, and I am told that the agent was injured in his leg”, Lt. Chris Olivarez told Fox.
“But I can tell you those officers that arrived on the scene and put their lives in danger — they saved other kids.”
This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics
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