Blog Business Entertainment Environment Health Latest News News Analysis Opinion Science Sports Technology World
New Reports Show Police Response to Uvalde Shooting

After the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many people were left with questions this past week. Why did this happen, why does this continue to happen, and how do people let this happen? More questions arose as news broke about the police response to the shooting. According to accounts, the shooter was in the building for an hour and entered unopposed while police officers waited outside. This update to the story has left many enraged and wondering what will happen next time.


 


Reports say that the shooter had obtained his gun legally and had shot at two people near the school before entering. Once inside, the man shot and killed nineteen students and two adults while everyone in the school waited in fear. Students have given accounts that they called 911, begging for help, unaware that police officers were standing outside. Officers have given conflicting messages about why they stayed out, but the most notable quote is from a force member who said they didn’t go in because “They could have been shot.” Meanwhile, kids just trying to go to school were being massacred.


 


Outside of the school, parents were yelling in anger and fear at the officers, wanting them to go inside and help. Parents were even trying to enter the school to save their children, which they were barred from doing. In and out of the building, families were left confused at the lack of response.


 


As the public has learned about this, they have demanded an answer. Steve McCraw, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, has responded and said, “From where I’m sitting now, of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision, period.” The district police chief has not yet commented, and Governor Greg Abbott has said that he is “absolutely livid” over the situation and misinformation from police officers.


 


The public isn’t the only one that is curious about what happened. The justice department is reviewing the police department as well. They are hoping to get the most accurate account of the events and see what changes can be made and what lessons can’t be learned. While this can’t change what happened, there is hope that this action will prevent something as horrific from happening again.


 


Share This Post On

Tags: #government #police #shooting #gunlaws #texas #uvalde



0 comments

Leave a comment


You need to login to leave a comment. Log-in
TheSocialTalks was founded in 2020 as an alternative to mainstream media which is fraught with misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. We have a strong dedication to publishing authentic news that abides by the principles and ethics of journalism. We are a not-for-profit organisation driven by a passion for truth and justice in society.

Our team of journalists and editors from all over the world work relentlessly to deliver real stories affecting our society. To keep our operations running, we depend on support in the form of donations. Kindly spare a minute to donate to support our writers and our cause. Your financial support goes a long way in running our operations and publishing real news and stories about issues affecting us. It also helps us to expand our organisation, making our news accessible to more everyone and deepening our impact on the media.

Support fearless and fair journalism today.


Related