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TX DPS New Info on Uvalde Failures

Texas DPS released new information in the investigation into the police response to the Uvalde school shooting of May 24, which left 19 children and two teachers dead. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw’s reference materials were made public on Wednesday, showing transcripts of a call made by school police chief Pete Arredondo, an updated timeline of events, and maps and photographs of the school.An incident description was made public, based on a recording made of the phone call. This call was made at 11:40 am, 7 minutes after the shooting suspect entered the school. Arredondo made the call to a dispatcher to request backup. He was inside the school at the time of the call, and stated that the shooter had an AR-15 and “shot a whole bunch of times.”“We’re inside the building, he’s in one room,” Arredondo said. “I need a lot of firepower, so I need this building surrounded. Surrounded with as many AR-15s as possible.“Photographs of the west entrance exterior door the suspect entered and an example of classroom doors at #RobbElementary used during Director McCraw’s testimony before the Senate Special Committee to Protect All Texans. #Uvalde pic.twitter.com/fERl8PXC6s— Texas DPS (@TxDPS) June 21, 2022
McCraw said on Tuesday that the gunman could have been neutralized in “three minutes.” Uvalde hired a law firm to try to keep the records from going public. The mayor backed Arredondo …

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