Police Officers Exposed After Tragedy

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This is not good at all.

Witnesses have come forward following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, saying that loved ones and onlookers waited outside the Elementary school while the gunman was in the school shooting, urging police, who were also outside, to intervene and stop the shooter.

Witnesses also revealed some had suggested taking the situation into their own hands by attempting to overpower the gunman.

Steve McCraw, director at the Texas Department of Public Safety, mentioned that the gunman may have been in the school for 40 minutes to an hour.

According to a report by Fox News, witness Juan Carranza, who resides across the street from the school revealed that a woman was screaming at officers, “Go in there! Go in there!” while the shooter was inside.

He added that there were more officers while there was only one shooter, adding that the officers remained outside.

A parent of one of the learners, Javier Cazares, raced to the school after finding out there was a shooting at the school.

Cazares revealed he suggested to a group of civilians to “rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” adding that “More could have been done. They were unprepared.”

Cazarez’s daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, died in the attack.

Some officials have indicated the shooter “encountered” a school district security officer outside the school; however, reports are conflicted about whether the men exchanged gunfire.

The shooter then ran inside, opening fire on two arriving Uvalde police officers who were outside the building, injuring both officers, reveals Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Travis Considine.

Following this, the shooter went inside a classroom and started killing.

However, the gunman was only killed nearly an hour later when Border Patrol team tactical unit arrived and shot him.