May 29, 2022
Uvalde Shooting New Details Around Police Response Stir Outrage 5/28/22 Transcript
Texas authorities are now admitting they botched the response to the school shooting in Uvalde 5/28/22. Read the transcript here.
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Sam Brock: (00:00)
At the center of the second deadliest school shooting in US history, jarring new images of children jumping out of classroom windows to save their lives. As outrage mounts on two fronts.
Rick Trevino: (00:12)
Have parents ever outright question the actions of law enforcement while it’s happening?
Sam Brock: (00:16)
On from parents being pinned back and law enforcement waiting to act for more than an hour, after an incident commander believed an active shooter situation had transitioned to a barricaded subject.
Steve McCraw: (00:27)
It was the wrong decision, period. There was no excuse for that.
Sam Brock: (00:31)
To the factual errors changing by the day.
Speaker 4: (00:33)
There was a brave consolidated independent school district resource officer that approached him, engaged him.
Speaker 5: (00:40)
Where was the resource officer? Why was he not on campus?
Steve McCraw: (00:43)
He was not on campus.
Sam Brock: (00:45)
Parents we spoke with dismayed by the slew of mistakes in this response.
Lauren Reyes: (00:49)
I trust that when I send my children to school each day, that they’re going to be safe, that their school resource officer is going to be there.
Sam Brock: (00:55)
Here’s the look at the timeline that’s changed every day this week. At 11:31 police said the suspect began shooting just outside the school. At 11:33, the shooter entered the school through a side door that was propped open only minutes before.
Steve McCraw: (01:10)
That he shot more than a hundred rounds based on the audio evidence at that time, at least 100 rounds.
Sam Brock: (01:16)
Two minutes after that, three officers followed through the same entrance then another four, though the group of seven was brushed back by gunfire, ultimately retreating, officials say. Then an unsettling split screen at 12:03. 19 officers fill the hallway as a 911 call comes from inside a classroom, the caller whispering they were in room 112. The shooter’s location isn’t entirely clear, though he may have been moving between two classrooms, separated by a bathroom. At 12:10, the same caller informs emergency dispatch multiple people are dead. Five minutes later, at 12:15 customs and border patrol agents arrive, though senior law enforcement officials tell NBC News they were held back by school district police. Then a spade of 911 calls. At 1216, a call that reports eight to nine students are still alive. At 12:43 and 12:47, pleas for help to send police now. And finally, at 12:50, border patrol agents ignore orders, access a key from the janitor, and open up the locked door. Facing direct fire, the tactical units take him out. And what’s left at the end of this historically deadly ordeal, a city that will never be the same.
Angela Villanueva: (02:30)
My first thing that came to my mind is that, why? Why would he kill all my friends? My hearts right now is broken into a million pieces.
Sam Brock: (02:42)
And only two months ago, the school’s police force held an active shooter drill here to prepare guys for any situation that may arise. Officials, to this point so far, have not provided an explanation as to how those 911 calls were not properly communicated to the officers on the ground as this situation was ongoing. Peter and Kristen, back to you
Kristen Welker: (03:01)
So many painful questions, Sam Brock in Uvalde. Thank you so much, Sam.
Speaker 9: (03:08)
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