By JD Heyes
The more we learn about the horrific tragedy that unfolded at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas this week, the more outraged we and tens of millions more Americans become.
Most readers know that the shooter, whose name we won’t mention because he doesn’t deserve any notoriety, went to the school armed with an AR-15 where he shot and killed 19 4th-grade students and two teachers in the worst school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre at Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, where 20 second-grade students and six adults were murdered.
Shockingly, now we are learning that police responded almost immediately to the incident but then waited outside the school for 30-60 minutes while the gunman was inside murdering children. Worse, one mother who drove 40 miles to get to the school was herself handcuffed after she arrived to find officers doing nothing and demanded that they get inside and rescue kids.
Angeli Rose Gomez said, “The police were doing nothing. They were just standing outside the fence. They weren’t going in there or running anywhere.”
While state officials said that police were at the school mere moments after the teen gunman entered the school, barricading himself in a classroom and opening fire on young students, they also said that officers were unable to gain access to the classroom.
Gomez said that she was only one of several parents at the school demanding that officers stop waiting around and go into the school. It was then that “federal marshals approached her and put her in handcuffs,” the Journal reports.
The officers told her that they were arresting her for “intervening in an active investigation.” Eventually, she was able to convince local police to free her, but she also said that she saw a father pepper-sprayed and another tackled and thrown to the ground by law enforcement personnel as he attempted to get past them and get into the school to rescue his child, a 10-year-old daughter who was one of the 19 victims slaughtered by the 18-year-old psycho.
After she was freed, Gomez nonchalantly moved away from the crowd before breaking into a run and jumping a fence. She then ran inside the school and rescued her kids.
The Journal notes: “She sprinted out of the school with them.”
The psychopath had between 40 minutes to an hour alone inside the school without police even attempting to neutralize him. Eventually, he was engaged by a Border Patrol agent and killed, though that agent also sustained injuries.
Video posted to social media also showed how other parents were attempting to get the police to act and tried to also get inside the school themselves but police, many armed with similar weapons as the shooter, refused to act and instead kept parents out.
The Post Millennia added:
A woman in one clip can be heard yelling “Shoot him or something!”
A man can be heard to say “They’re all just f*cking parked outside, dude. They need to go in there.”
Police had set up a perimeter around the building while the shooter was actively massacring small children.
Kids still in the school at the time who survived the massacre nevertheless recounted scenes of horror that will be with them for the rest of their lives. One boy told of how he hid under a table with a table cloth while the shooter was murdering other children in the class. A girl recalled hearing the shooter say, “What do I have here?” as he opened the door to her classroom and began firing.
Police not responding when there is an active shooter murdering anyone, let alone children, is completely, one-thousand percent unacceptable. Every one of them should be fired.