According to several eyewitnesses, police delayed their response to sending tactical teams into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex. amid a school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
However, the latest reports provided even more shocking details from the tragic event.
One mother was placed in handcuffs and a father was tasered for attempting to save their children from the gunman, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Ms. Gomez, a farm supervisor, said that she was one of numerous parents who began encouraging — first politely, and then with more urgency — police and other law enforcement to enter the school. After a few minutes, she said, federal marshals approached her and put her in handcuffs, telling her she was being arrested for intervening in an active investigation,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
“Once freed, Gomez moved away from the crowd, broke into a run, jumped a fence and ran inside to rescue her children. “She sprinted out of the school with them,”” The Journal reported.
This story is crazy!https://t.co/qtc2EN5UiH
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) May 26, 2022
A Uvalde mother was PLACED IN HANDCUFFS by Federal Marshalls on scene for attempting to enter the school to get her child. Another man was tased for trying to get his kid off a bus. All while Salvador Ramos was alive inside killing kids https://t.co/LqqhuIMGlP pic.twitter.com/CNIUZ2GYhk
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 26, 2022
Javier Cazares, whose daughter died in the attack, urged the bystanders to “rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to. More could have been done. They were unprepared.”
This viral clip showed armed police pinning one man to the ground as bystanders yelled for them to go inside the building.
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) May 26, 2022
The Post Millennial reported:
Angeli Rose Gomez drove 40 miles to the school upon hearing of the shooting, and she arrived, said “The police were doing nothing. They were just standing outside the fence. They weren’t going in there or running anywhere.”
While state officials said that police were at the school mere moments after the teen gunman entered the school, barricading himself in a classroom and opening fire on young students, they also said that officers were unable to gain access to the classroom.
Gomez said that she was only one of several parents at the school demanding that officers stop waiting around and go into the school. It was then that “federal marshals approached her and put her in handcuffs,” the Journal reports.
The marshals told her she was being arrested for “intervening in an active investigation.” Gomez was able to convince local law enforcement to free her, but said she also saw a father pepper-sprayed, and another tackled and thrown to the ground by law enforcement as he tried to go to the school. His 10-year-old daughter was massacred in the slaughter.