Shocking footage shows Uvalde cops knew that children were ALIVE in classroom with shooter
In the footage, a 911 dispatcher can be seen alerting officers on the scene that they were receiving calls from children who informed them that the room is 'full of victims'
A week after the deadly massacre in Uvalde, Texas, a video from Robb Elementary School surfaced online that captured a 911 dispatcher alerting officers on the scene that they were receiving calls from children who were alive inside the classroom. "Child is advising he is in the room, full of victims," the dispatcher can be heard saying in the video. "Full of victims at this moment."
The video showed that the time was approximately 12:13 pm, that is, about 40 minutes after the gunman entered the school. "Is anybody inside of the building at this...?" the dispatcher asked.
Minutes later, the dispatcher says again: "Eight to nine children." The video also captured police rescuing children from inside the school by breaking through a window and pulling them out and also leading them out the back door to safety. And, an officer can be heard warning bystanders to stay back because there is a man with a rifle.
Since the horrific massacre, many questions have mounted over the law enforcement that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Students trapped inside the classroom with the gunman repeatedly called 911 during the massacre, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday, May 27.
The commander at the scene in Uvalde — the school district’s police chief — believed that 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos was barricaded inside adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School and that children were no longer at risk, Steven McCraw, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a contentious news conference.
The dispatcher's information heard on the video appears to match the readout of the 911 calls provided last week by law enforcement officials. McGraw said a child had called 911 saying she was in room 112 and had "advised there were multiple dead."
Later, McGraw said, "she called back and said there are eight to nine students alive." More than one of the children who dialed 911 from inside the classroom survived, McGraw, said on Friday, May 27. The Department of Justice on Sunday, May 30, announced it would be conducting a "fair, transparent, and independent" review of the law enforcement response to the shooting. The findings of the review, the department said, would be published in a report and made available to the public.
"The goal of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and respond to active shooter events," DOJ said in its release.