Texas school shooting: ‘Bad decision’ not to storm school where gunman was locked up to kill children, official admits | American News

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It was the “bad decision” not to storm the school where the gunman was locked up to kill elementary school children, a Texas official admitted.

The extraordinary admission took place on Friday at a heated press conference in UvaldeTexas, where parents demanded answers about why 19 students and two teachers lost their lives in Tuesday’s deadly rampage.

Some reports say it took up to an hour before a special Border Patrol team killed the shooter. Parents had to be held outside, desperate to enter the school themselves to take action.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw admitted to reporters that there had been a mistake.

He said the on-scene commander deemed the situation at Robb Elementary School to be “no longer an active shooter situation” and instead they were dealing with “a barricaded subject.”

However, he added: “Obviously there is were children in that class who were at risk and it was, in fact, still an active shooter situation”.

At the press conference, he revealed that people outside could hear “children crying for help” inside the school building.

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