The Uvalde massacre: What a failure to respond looks like

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
From The Left
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District

Three hundred seventy-six law enforcement officers arrived at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022, in response to an active shooter. Within hours, it was clear that something had gone very wrong with that response.

Why had it taken 77 minutes for officers to confront and kill the teenage shooter from the time he entered the school through an unlocked door? It’s a question that remains unanswered one year since the massacre, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers.

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