A new investigation into the mass shootings of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in the southwestern state of Texas blames law enforcement officials and others for delaying their response to a horrific attack two months ago.
An investigative committee of the Texas House of Representatives said it found no “villains” beyond 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, the shooter in the May 24 massacre, but that law enforcement officers had to wait more than an hour before eventually breaking into one. Convicted. Fourth grade class to confront him and kill him.
“There is no one to which we can attribute malice or bad intentions. Instead, we found systemic failures and seriously poor decision-making,” said the report, released on Sunday, even though nearly 400 law enforcement officers The personnel had swarmed Rob. Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in response to the emergency.
Investigators blamed “the shortcomings and failures of officials from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and various agencies and law enforcement” and “an overall lackadaisical approach” by officers at the shooting scene.
The report was the first to blame both state and federal law enforcement, not just local officials in the small town of Uvalde. About 150 U.S. Border Patrol agents and 91 state police officers were among those who responded to an emergency call about a gunman at the school.
Reports were issued to the family members of those killed in the incident, one of the mass killings in the United States in recent weeks.
The Uvalde mass shooting, a racist attack that killed 10 black people at a New York buffalo, grocery store, prompted the US Congress to tighten gun sales restrictions in the US for the first time in three decades and boost funding for inspired. School safety and mental health treatment for those who are considered to be at risk of harm to themselves or others.
However, the law did not ban the sale of high-powered assault weapons used in both the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings, as well as a recent mass murder in a Chicago suburb during the Independence Day parade on July 4.