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Chaotic video shows parents pleading with law enforcement to enter Uvalde faculty, save children from gunman

UVALDE, TexasWARNING: Some viewers could discover the video above disturbing.

A video has surfaced on social media displaying parents desperately pleading with law enforcement officers to save children from a gunman’s rampage at a Uvalde elementary faculty.

The taking pictures occurred Tuesday at Robb Elementary School when the 18-year-old gunman roamed inside for practically an hour and opened hearth, killing 19 children and two academics.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the shooter crashed a truck close to the again of the varsity at 11:28 a.m. earlier than firing an AR-style rifle at two individuals popping out of a funeral residence close by. The shooter entered the varsity by an apparently unlocked door practically 20 minutes later.

Police didn’t arrive on the scene till 12 minutes after the crash however didn’t go inside the varsity for 5 extra minutes. Border Patrol tactical officers made their manner inside the varsity about an hour later, at 12:45 p.m.


In the video, parents are seen exterior the varsity pacing and pleading for officers to go inside and rescue the children.

“You know that there are kids, right?” one mother or father is heard saying within the video. “They’re little kids. They don’t know how to defend themselves.”

Juan Carranza, 24, informed the Associated Press that he noticed the scene from exterior his home throughout the road from the varsity. He stated that the officers didn’t go in regardless of the parents’ pleas.

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Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed within the assault, stated he raced to the varsity when he heard about the shooting, arriving whereas police have been nonetheless gathered exterior the constructing.


Upset that police weren’t shifting in, he raised the concept of charging into the varsity with a number of different bystanders.

“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he stated. “More could have been done.”

“They were unprepared,” he added.

When Border Patrol brokers went inside, they encountered the shooter who was holed up inside a fourth-grade classroom. Gunfire was exchanged, and at 12:58 p.m., law enforcement confirmed the shooter was killed.

The taking pictures at Robb Elementary School is the deadliest faculty taking pictures within the nation for the reason that Sandy Hook Elementary taking pictures in Newtown, Connecticut, in December of 2012.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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