Official Says ‘Bad’ Decisions Made in Texas School Shooting: Updates

The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Friday law enforcement should have entered the classroom earlier in Uvalde, Texas, during a massacre that left 19 dead and two more teachers early this week.

The commander at the scene of the shooting at Robb Elementary School decided the incident had escalated to a “barricaded suspect” situation, not an “active shooter” – a decision Steven McCraw, director of the security department public of Texas, declared erroneous at a press conference.

“Looking back, where I’m sitting now, of course, it wasn’t the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period. There’s no excuse for that,” McCraw said.

The shooter entered the school at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, but officers did not enter the classroom where the shooter was locked up and did not kill him until 12:50 a.m., McCraw said. Meanwhile, multiple 911 calls from inside the classroom indicated there were live students and asked police to enter the classroom to come and help them, McCraw said.

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