Despite Daniel Rodriguez’s claim that the police officers arrived within minutes, reporters attacked him because the first policeman who arrived refused to enter the building.
A Texas school shooting was responded to ‘within minutes,’ according to Uvalde police Chief Daniel Rodriguez.
Daniel, on the other hand, did not address reports that cops refused to enter the building, which drew significant criticism. He didn’t specify if those officers entered the building to engage the shooter.
Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez said officers tried their hardest to interfere in the incident. He is in charge of holding press conferences.
Furthermore, Daniel stated that officers arrived at Robb Elementary School “within minutes” of the incident, but he did not clarify whether the officers entered the school.
The agency attracted flak after parents claimed that school police officers declined to go inside to stop the shooter.
“It is crucial for our community to know that our officers replied within minutes alongside Uvalde CISD police,” stated Chief of Police Daniel Rodriguez in a statement.
The criminal, according to Rodriguez, shot two UPD officers who rushed to the scene. Neither of them is in imminent danger.
During a press conference, an official on video stated that law enforcement had not yet verified if witnesses were pressing the police to step in and discussed entering the school themselves.
Reporters, on the other hand, questioned if police had delayed too long to enter Robb Elementary School during the riots.
The public has slammed the Uvalde Police Chief’s unheard comments concerning the true time of the shooter’s confrontation.
Authorities had previously indicated that the gunman was confronted by a law enforcement officer before entering the school.
However, Victor Escalon, a regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, reported that the shooter entered the facility without being stopped.
On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott praised the first responders, saying the death toll might have been much worse if it hadn’t been for their “amazing fortitude.”
However, recordings have surfaced of concerned family members calling for heavily armed police officers to engage the gunman outside the school.
The family members, on the other hand, attempted to rush inside the school, but were stopped by the authorities.
On Wednesday, Abbott and other Texas officials gave a preliminary account of Tuesday’s tragic events.
Salvador Ramos was accused of shooting his grandmother before racing into her pickup truck, smashing it near Robb Elementary, and then proceeding toward the school on foot.