HERO Uvalde mom Angeli Gomez claims cops THREATENED her for criticizing their response to shooting

HERO Uvalde mom Angeli Gomez claims cops THREATENED her for criticizing their response to shooting
Angeli Rose Gomez (pictured) jumped over barricades and rescued her two sons on her own during the Texas school shooting (Twitter/CBS News)

UVALDE, TEXAS: A Uvalde mother, who was placed in handcuffs after she urged the authorities to rescue her children from being slaughtered at Robb Elementary, has now claimed that police have warned her to stop speaking out about their botched response.

Angeli Rose Gomez jumped over the fence once her handcuffs were taken off and rushed inside the school building to save her two sons from gunman Salvador Ramos, 18. Gomez has now claimed that she got a call from a police source who told her she'd be charged with a probation violation for obstruction of justice if she continued telling her story. The controversy about the police response to the shooting came after the school district police chief Pete Arredondo decided not to send in tactical teams to stop the rampage despite students repeatedly dialing 911 for help.


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Gomez, a farm worker, had been at the school premises earlier that day for a graduation ceremony before she returned to the fields where she works. She received a frantic call from her mother about 10 minutes later, telling her about the shooting. Gomez immediately drove back to the school, where she and other parents were called "uncooperative" by officers standing outside the school while gunshots could be heard coming from inside. “Right away, as I parked, a US Marshal started coming toward my car, saying that I wasn’t allowed to be parked there,” she recalled. “And he said, Well, we’re gonna have to arrest you because you’re being very uncooperative.”


Gomez recalled telling the cop he would have to arrest her and went on to criticize the formation of officers standing around the school. “Y’all are standing with snipers and y’all are far away, I got to go in there,” she recounted saying, before the cop “immediately put me in cuffs.” Law enforcement also held other parents back as they tried to enter the school themselves and begged the officers to do something.

At some point, a local officer convinced the marshall to remove the handcuffs from Gomez, who immediately bolted toward the school, jumping a fence to get inside. She reportedly went to her son's classroom where fourth-graders were attacked and grabbed her second son from his classroom before leading them out of the building. 


Gomez claimed that she got the threatening call after she shared her story with reporters. The caller noted charges that could upend her probation on unrelated charges filed more than a decade ago. However, the embattled mother said the judge overseeing her probation told her she wasn't facing new legal problems and that she would be rewarded for her bravery with reduced probation.

It's worth noting that Gomez has been one of the most vocal critics of the police response that day. “I was just thinking that they could have saved many more lives,” she said through tears. “They could have gone into that classroom and maybe two or three would have been gone. They could have done something,” she continued. “Gone through the window, sniped him through the window. I mean, something! But nothing was being done. If anything. they were being more aggressive on us parents that were willing to go in there," she added, CBS News reported

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