We also did mistake in Texas tragedy, says police director
According to the senior safety official, police made the wrong judgement by failing to raid a primary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman massacred 19 students. Officers did not enter because they did not believe there was still an active shooter, he added.
Colonel Steven McCrae, the director of the local Department of Public Safety, confirmed that there was also police misconduct in the Texas school homicide. After an 18-year-old teenager is shot in the school, the commander on the scene makes the mistake of waiting outside instead of stepping inside right away. McCrae stated that he believed the school attack was minor and that he would have to wait to confront the accused. The very skilled employees waited for roughly 48 minutes before explaining that the accused had been killed.
According to McCrae, the attack killed 21 people, including 19 children. On the other hand, despite the fact that the accused was committing atrocities at the school for about an hour, the police were heavily chastised for failing to intervene. There were complaints that policemen did not react despite numerous calls to the police emergency number.