What REALLY happened at Robb Elementary? The burning questions under fire Uvalde police must answer

What REALLY happened at Robb Elementary? The burning questions under fire Uvalde police must answer
Victor Escalon, Regional Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety South, speaks during a press conference on May 26, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

UVALDE, TEXAS: As the country is in a state of shock about the death of 21 innocents during a mass shooting incident at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde police are facing criticisms for their slow response to the tragedy. Gunman Salvador Ramos reportedly entered the school’s premises at around 11:30 am and killed 19 students and two teachers but was shot down by an unidentified cop only at 1:06 pm, which raises a lot of serious questions about the response to the threat.

Another important thing that has raised eyebrows is that the 18-year-old criminal bypassed a school resource officer and two policemen before he carried out the evil act on Tuesday, May 24. However, during a press conference on Thursday, May 26, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Regional Director Victor Escalon contradicted this story and claimed no school resource officer was present on site or available at the time when the killings happened. Due to all these contradictions looming over the issue, a probe into the matter has reportedly been initiated and hopefully, people will get satisfactory answers to the some crucial questions about the massacre.


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Representative Joaquin Castro, a Democrat from San Antonio, has written a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray to “use its maximum authority to examine the timeline of events around the Uvalde school shooting and the law enforcement response and to produce a full, timely, and transparent report on your findings.”


Young adults stand looking at a memorial at Robb Elementary School following a mass shooting on May 26, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

The letter also noted: “The people of Uvalde, of Texas, and of the nation deserve an accurate account of what transpired. However, state officials have provided conflicting accounts that are at odds with those provided by witnesses.”


Why was no resource officer deployed at the school?

As per reports, two resource officers have been assigned to Robb Elementary School, whose job is to keep the school safe. But if what Escalon said is true, then where were those officers when Ramos entered the premises and began firing?

A memorial for victims of Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school, are seen in a park along Main Street on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School after a man entered the school through an unlocked door and barricaded himself in a classroom where the victims were located. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Who were two policemen who encountered Ramos first?

The identities of the two cops who met the shooter within seconds of him arriving at the school have not been revealed yet. It has just been said that they “exchanged fire and were shot inside of Robb Elementary school early in the confrontation with” Ramos as reported by The New York Times. “It is important for our community to know that our officers responded within minutes, alongside school resource officers,” Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez said on Thursday, May 26, which again contradicts what Escalon claimed.


How did the shooter get almost an hour to barricade himself in a classroom?

As per reports, “most if not all of the 19 children and two adults who lost their lives were shot during the first minutes of the gunman arriving at the school on Tuesday.” Ramos then went inside a classroom and locked himself up with students while “SWAT teams were struggling to breach the door that he'd locked.” He was shot down only at 1:06 pm, which is around one and a half hours after he killed 21 people.


Gun-control advocates hold a vigil outside of the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters following the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 25, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The group is calling for gun law reforms after an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Why did the SWAT team not immediately take down Ramos while he was hiding?

Reportedly, the SWAT team responded to the scene soon after Ramos arrived but they couldn’t get hold of him while he continued his rampage as he barricaded himself with students. The Daily Mail reported that despite being on time, the team “couldn’t get inside” and instead waited “for a staff member to produce a key that would open the door and finally give them access.”


Did police officers really ask children to scream if they needed help?

A survivor has reportedly said that when the criminal arrived and started shooting people, cops instructed them to scream if they needed help. However, when a female student did so, she was found by Ramos. “It’s unclear if cops did instruct the kids to yell out for help, and where exactly they were at the time,” The Daily Mail stated.

Community members mourn together at a vigil for the 21 victims in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen students and two adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Why did 150 police officers stand outside school despite parents crying for help?

It has been said that a total of 150 police officers stood outside the school as parents cried for help. Instead of going inside and taking down Ramos, they apparently handcuffed parents who tried to do something on their own to save their children.

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