A Texas Department of Public Safety official said responding
officers were cautious as they entered Robb Elementary School in
Uvalde, Texas because “they could’ve been shot.”
Nineteen children and two teachers were murdered after
authorities say an 18-year-old male entered with a rifle 12
minutes after he crashed a car near campus. The New York Times
reported the shooter was inside the school for about an
hour before officers finally breached the classroom he was in
and shot and killed him.
Reporters demanded answers during a contentious press
conference Thursday afternoon. State law enforcement
officials addressed the public a day after some parents with
children in the school said they were prevented from going
in by officers.
One girl inside the room reportedly bled for an hour after she was
shot. She died at a hospital. It is unknown if that hour
might have saved her life.