Police response in Uvalde, Teacher, and Outsider Information

Police response in Uvalde, Teacher, and Outsider Information

David Morison, Writer

May 24th, 2022. A day that the residents of Uvalde, Texas, and surrounding communities were changed forever. 

Tragedy rung out in Texas as a small tight knit Texas town lost 19 children and two teachers. 

However, after a tragedy with a magnitude like this it’s bad to speculate what could’ve happened, however ploice waited over an hour to get into the school, so we need to speculator what could’ve been.

The Uvalde Chief of Police is taking no questions from reporters about the incident, however, “The poice chief who led the response to the school shooting in Uvalde had no radio at the scene”, reports say.

The Police main goal was to keep the shooter, Salvador Ramos, contained. When they were surrounding the building there were reports of police breaking windows in order to get the children and teachers out of every classroom, and while doing this had Ramos contained in one classroom so he couldn’t get out, which just so happened to be the classroom where he shot and killed 21 people,

However, when police entered the building the shooting did not immediately end, according to KENS 5, “When the cops came, the cop said, ‘Yell if you need help!’ And one of the persons in my class said, ‘Help.’ The guy overheard and he came in and shot her. The cop barged into that classroom. The guy shot at the cop. And the cops started shooting.”

Even though the Texas government is protecting the police in Uvalde, “State officials have now said that local police standing and waiting outside the room was the wrong decision.”

According to McCraw, “the school district’s chief of police had told officers and Border Patrol agents on the scene not to engage with Ramos, believing there was “no one living anymore” in the classroom and that “no kids were at risk.” This was despite the fact that calls were still coming in to 911 at the time”.

McCraw told reporters that before police had enetered the school, Ramos had shot over 100 rounds from his AR-15, which he bought days after his 18th birthday.

Teachers are calling the police “cowards” and say “they will never forgive them” for their actions at the school. 

Arnulfo Reyes, and third and fourth grade teacher, had put on a movie for the kids just as the gunman entered the school and started shooting.

“The kids started asking out loud, ‘Mr. Reyes what is going on?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know what’s going on. But let’s go ahead and get under the table and act like you’re asleep,’” he recalled. “As they were doing that … is about the time when I turned around and saw him standing there.” 

The gunman entered room 111 which was adjoined with room 112 and started shooting, Arnulfo, was shot twice but he survived.

He thought he was going to die.

He is devoting his life to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again, he feels like he failed and has lost 11 of his own children.

Summer vacation for Uvalde was just two days away.