Officers waited for backup during Texas school shooting because ‘they could’ve been shot’: lieutenant

New York Post – by Allie Griffin

A Texas state police official said officers outside the Uvalde school where a gunman slaughtered 19 fourth-graders and two teachers Tuesday waited for backup to engage the shooter because they feared “they could’ve been shot.”

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez said in a Thursday interview with CNN that the first few officers who entered Robb Elementary School after 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos were met with gunfire and retreated to avoid being shot and killed.

“At that point, if they pursued it any further — not knowing where the suspect was at — they could’ve been shot; they could’ve been killed and, at that point, that gunman would have the opportunity to kill other people inside that school,” Olivarez told host Wolf Blitzer.

Local and state police outside Robb Elementary School waited for a specialized US Border Patrol tactical team to arrive and take out Ramos nearly an hour after he began his killing spree.

Ramos had locked the door of the classroom where he killed all 21 victims, and officers weren’t able to get inside until a school staff member gave them a key, the Associated Press had reported.

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7 thoughts on “Officers waited for backup during Texas school shooting because ‘they could’ve been shot’: lieutenant

    1. No they were making sure the Jews inside were setting up the crime scene as planned. Also remember the excuse that they didn’t have the “necessary equipment.” At the next budget hearing, they’ll be needing tanks and armor “ja know what I mean?”

  1. “Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm — even when they know the harm will occur,” said Darren L. Hutchinson, a professor and associate dean at the University of Florida School of Law. “Police can watch someone attack you, refuse to intervene and not violate the Constitution.”

      1. Exactly. So what they are saying is you don’t have to do your job when doing your job and it’s ok.

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