Texas police: Teacher closed propped-open door before attack

Funerals for victims of Robb Elementary School capturing start in the present day


The Robb Elementary School trainer who propped open an exterior door that regulation enforcement mentioned a gunman used to get inside and kill 19 college students and two academics had closed the door but it surely didn’t lock, state police mentioned Tuesday.

Investigators initially mentioned the trainer had propped the door open with a rock and didn’t take away it before Salvador Ramos, 18, entered the varsity in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. Investigators have now decided that the trainer, who has not been recognized, eliminated the rock and closed the door when she realized there was a shooter on campus however that it didn’t lock, mentioned Travis Considine, chief communications officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Considine mentioned the trainer initially propped the door open however ran again inside to get her telephone and name 911 when Ramos crashed his truck.

“She came back out while on her phone, she heard someone yell, ‘He has a gun!’, she saw him jump the fence and that he had a gun, so she ran back inside,” eradicating the rock when she did, Considine mentioned.

He continued: “We did verify she closed the door. The door did not lock. We know that much and now investigators are looking into why it did not lock.”

San Antonio legal professional Don Flanery advised the San Antonio Express-News that the Robb Elementary School worker, whom he isn’t naming, closed the door shut after realizing {that a} gunman was on the unfastened.

“She saw the wreck,” Flanary advised the newspaper. “She ran back inside to get her phone to report the accident. She came back out while on the phone with 911. The men at the funeral home yelled, ‘He has a gun!’ She saw him jump the fence, and he had a gun so she ran back inside.

“She kicked the rock away when she went again in. She remembers pulling the door closed whereas telling 911 that he was capturing. She thought the door would lock as a result of that door is all the time presupposed to be locked.”

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