A leaked video of the shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas is absolutely gut-wrenching…
The newly leaked footage reveals over 17 Ulvade police officers refused to enter a classroom where children were being slaughtered by Salvador Ranos.
One officer in particular reportedly even used hand sanitizer as children were being killed.
Take a look:
I have never once cursed in 10 years of social media. But this guy right here… pic.twitter.com/we30FbHbsu
— Jack Posobic 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 12, 2022
Every single member of the Ulvade police department should be fucking jailed https://t.co/tBgnDMs7tt
— Brandon (@LostInSunnySide) July 12, 2022
USA Today shared these details:
A 77-minute video recording captured from this vantage point, along with body camera footage from one of the responding officers, shows in excruciating detail what happened when dozens of local, state and federal officers entered the school, heavily armed, clad in body armor, helmets and some with protective shields.
The video was obtained exclusively by The Austin American-Statesman, part of the USA TODAY Network, and TV station KVUE. USA TODAY published an edited version of the video to show how the law enforcement response unfolded.
In the video, officers walk back and forth in the hallway, some leaving the camera frame, then reappearing, others training their weapons toward the classroom, talking, making cellphone calls, sending texts or looking at floor plans. None enters or attempts to enter the classrooms.
Even after hearing at least four shots from the classrooms 45 minutes after police arrived, they waited.
They asked for keys to one of the classrooms. (It was unlocked, investigators said later.) They brought tear gas and gas masks. They carried a sledgehammer. And still, they waited.
Officers rushed into the classroom and killed the gunman an hour and 14 minutes after police arrived on the scene. Nineteen fourth graders and their two teachers died in the massacre May 24, days before the end of the school year.
The video tells in real time the brutal story of how heavily armed officers failed to immediately launch a cohesive and aggressive response to stop the shooter and save more children if possible. It reinforces the trauma of those parents, friends and bystanders who were outside the school and pleaded with police to do something, and for those survivors who quietly called 911 from inside the classroom to beg for help.
— Lee Horwich (@lhorwich) July 12, 2022
Business Insider shared these details:
Police can be seen loitering in a hallway of Robb Elementary school for more than 77 minutes and running away from the gunman who killed 21 people in security footage obtained and released by the American-Statesman and KVUE.
One officer, wearing a helmet and ballistic vest, paused to use a hallway hand sanitizer dispenser shortly before officers breached the classroom and killed the shooter.
The four-minute video, which condenses video clips from inside and outside the school during the May 24 shooting, shows the shooter crash his truck on school property before entering the building. As he walked through the hallway, a young student can be seen rounding a corner, seeing the gunman, and running away as the man turned to enter a classroom toward the end of the hall. The gunman can then be heard firing inside the classroom for two and a half minutes.
The clip also reveals more than two dozen officers, some in tactical gear, waiting for more than an hour outside the classroom while the gunman was barricaded inside. Several officers are seen running away from the classroom door after hearing shots fired. While they waited, children and teachers from inside the building called 911 and begged for help.
Ultimately, 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers were killed.
Release of the video has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate as Uvalde police have changed their story about the events of the shooting more than a dozen times.
Ulvade shooting 😭😭
This is fkd up pic.twitter.com/kkk6mprQxI
— MimiTrump🇺🇸FJB🇦🇺 (@Peebee1770) July 12, 2022