Video released by local media on Tuesday shows how police waited 74 minutes to respond to the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas school on May 24.
Images captured by surveillance cameras, cell phones and the officer’s on-board camera; The Austin-American Statesman newspaper is published online and KVUE television channel.
read more: United States – The Uvalde Massacre: Questions of Anger and the Role of the Police
The videos, which were requested by victims’ relatives to see an edited version this weekend without an image or footage of the shooter, were circulated in the media before they were made public by authorities, causing consternation among some. Families, CBS Report.
The film opens with the arrival of this 18-year-old boy, who has crashed his vehicle near Raab Elementary School in Uvalde. Two men come to his aid and shoot him.
At 11.33am, the shooter enters the school almost nonchalantly. A boy appears in a corner of the hallway and goes to follow him, only to find him pointing a weapon at a room and firing.
From there, they quickly followed each other for three minutes until the first police officers arrived at 11:36 a.m. At least eight of them, with pistols and bulletproof vests. They advance towards the class first, explosions ring out, and they fall back to the end of the corridor.
Thirty-six minutes later, they are still in the same place, but joined by other police officers equipped with guns, bulletproof vests and sometimes even helmets. They are at least twenty years old from different sections but are yet to enter the classroom.
A disturbing detail is that at 12:30 p.m., one of them applies hydroalcoholic gel from a dispenser hanging on the wall. At 12:50 p.m., shots are fired. A team eventually took down the shooter. The picture stops.
“Avid gamer. Social media geek. Proud troublemaker. Thinker. Travel fan. Problem solver.”