“More angry that they’re trying to cover up a lot of things and trying to hold us back from speaking. Also, just that they should have just gone in there and done their job, basically. They just didn’t do their job.”
That was the parent of a student gunned down and killed inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, speaking during a school board meeting last month. Now, some are calling for the resignation of police chief Pete Arredondo after new reports lay out the tragic sequence of events on that day.
The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE TV have released shocking reports after pouring over transcripts and video footage that contradict statements made by Arredondo, including his claim that the police didn’t have enough equipment and firepower to get inside the classroom where the shooter was located.
According to the report, the shooter entered the classroom at 11:33 a.m. but officers didn’t breach the door until 12:50 p.m. The officers were carrying rifles and at least one ballistic shield. It also showed officers wanted to go inside but had not received orders to do so until much later. It’s believed that Arredondo was trying to find the keys to open the classroom, but it looks as though there was never even an attempt to open the door.
Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Correspondent Ebony McMorris’s report: