Nobody saw this coming!
Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed he “was misled” about the response of the police at the mass shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, saying he is “livid” about receiving inaccurate information.
On Friday (May 27), during a press conference that came a mere hours after police admitted they should have engaged with the shooter, Abbott detailed he was deceived about the initial response.
“I was misled,” Abbott stated, adding, “I am livid about what happened.”
Before Friday’s remarks Abbott praised police officers for their response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but on Friday, he changed course.
Abbott noted that the information he was given “turned out… to be inaccurate,” adding that he is “absolutely livid about that” but held out hope that “the law enforcement leaders leading the investigations… get to the bottom of every fact with absolute certainty.”
Cracks in law enforcement response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, first emerged when videos surfaced showing parents urging police officers to enter the school, with police officers stopping parents who had attempted to charge the school to stop the gunman.
Javier Cazares, a parent of a fourth-grader who died in the mass shooting, encouraged others, “Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.”
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) also revealed that the event “lasted about an hour” but that there was a 30-minute “lull” where the shooter is barricaded and “The rest of the students in the school are now leaving.”
But, on Friday, police admitted their error, saying they should have tried to engage the shooter earlier.