June 13, 2022

USA: Uvalde Police Chief Told 19 Police Officers Outside Classroom For 80 Minutes Where Shooter Was AND BORDER PATROL TACTICAL TEAM To Stand Down. Now Says He Never Considered Himself In Charge.

Uvalde Chief of Police Pete Arredondo Allowed 19 children and 2 adults To Be MURDERED and 14 children and 1 adult injured. He did everything possible to prevent the children and adults from being rescued alive. It's as if this was a pay for play action as in you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. The anti-American globalist cabal asked Arredondo what he wanted in exchange for helping them out and he asked for the Uvalde City Council position which they made sure he received.  Then these same anti-American globalist cabal used this massacre they allowed to push for gun control and put their crying actor pink pussyhat wearing Matthew McConaughey at a staged White House news conference demanding gun control. The deep state globalist cabal sacrificed these 19 children and 2 teachers for their NWO totalitarian gun grabbing agenda. I write more toward the bottom of this post with regard to him shooting his grandmother and her connection to this elementary school. The Uvalde shooter specifically targeted the children his grandmother was closed to and worked with. (emphasis mine)
WFAA published June 10, 2022: Uvalde CISD police chief breaks his silence, defends his actions. In his first extended comments since the May 24 massacre, Pete Arredondo gave The Texas Tribune an account of what he did inside the school during the attack.
WFAA news reporting that "despite being blamed by state officials who say he failed to take control of the police response and made the wrong decision, Arredondo INSISTS HE TOOK STEPS HE THOUGHT WOULD BEST PROTECT LIVES at his home town school. Arredondo told the tribune, he made a conscious decision to leave his police radios where he first arrived at the school so he could run inside without dropping them, so he could have both of his hands free in case he needed to use his pistol as he thought would be a very likely outcome. Arredondo also revealed HE NEVER CONSIDERED HIMSELF THE INCIDENT COMMANDER OF THE SHOOTING RESPONSE. Here's a portion of that interview with Zach at the Texas Tribune during our 10pm broadcast, the chief said AT NO POINT HE GAVE ANYONE ANY ORDER to provide supervisory role. He certainly DIDN'T SAY TO ANY OFFICERS to stand down or stand-by or not do everything they possibly could to stop the shooter." (emphasis mine)
KSAT 12 published June 7, 2022: School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting. He was sworn in PRIVATELY as the new Uvalde City Council member who will serve a DUEL ROLE as Uvalde Chief of Police and Uvalde City Council member.
KVUE published June 3, 2022: Officials say Uvalde school police chief didn't have radio during shooting. KVUE's Tony Plohetski confirmed Friday that the school police chief didn't have communication devices with him as he responded to the shooting where 21 were killed.

ABC KVUE News, local
written by Acacia Coronado and Jay Reeves
Friday June 3, 2022

UVALDE, Texas — The state agency investigating the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde has determined that the commander facing criticism for the slow police response was not carrying a radio as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Friday.

Sen. Roland Gutierrez told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview that a Texas Department of Public Safety official told him school district police Chief Pete Arredondo was without a radio during the May 24 attack by a lone gunman that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Seventeen more people were injured.

Authorities have not said how other law enforcement officials were communicating with Arredondo on the scene. Arredondo heads the district’s small department and was in charge of the multi-agency response to the shooting.

Arredondo has not responded to multiple interview requests from AP since the attack, including a telephone message left with the school district police Friday.

Focus has turned to the chief in recent days after Steven McCraw, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Arredondo believed the active shooting had turned into a hostage situation, and that he made the “wrong decision” to not order officers to breach the classroom more quickly to confront the gunman.

Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, complained Thursday that Arredondo was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside a classroom where the gunman had holed up. The Democrat called it a “system failure.”

Police radios are a crucial source of real-time communication during an emergency and, according to experts, often how information from 911 calls is relayed to officers on the ground. It’s unclear who at the scene was aware of the calls. Uvalde police did not respond to questions about the calls Thursday.

The Department of Public Safety on Friday referred all questions about the shooting investigation to Uvalde-area District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee, who did not immediately return telephone and text messages seeking comment.

The gunman in Uvalde, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, spent roughly 80 minutes inside the school, and more than an hour passed from when the first officers followed him into the building and when he was killed by law enforcement, according to an official timeline.
CNN published June 1, 2022: CNN confronts Uvalde incident commander. See the interaction. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz confronts Pedro "Pete" Arredondo, the embattled Uvalde school district police chief who led the response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, on the Texas DPS director's allegations that Arredondo has been uncooperative in the investigation.
CNN is reporting, "Right now Texas officials say Uvalde District Police Chief Pete Arredondo is not responding to requests for another interview in their investigation into the school shooting. HE WAS OF COURSE THE INCIDENT COMMANDER WHO MADE THE CALL TO HOLD OFF BREACHING THE CLASSROOM where all 21 victims were killed. A few minutes ago Aron Cooper reached Arredondo who said he had been in touch with the Texas department of Public Safety. Shimon Prokupecz also in Uvalde. Shimon I understand you also got in contact with him as well. What did he say? Any news? Shimon said, "We asked him about the accusations from the Director, the Director of the DPS who said that HE WAS THE SOLE PERSON WHO MADE THE DECISION TO NOT HAVE OFFICERS BREACH THAT DOOR. We also asked him questions about whether or not he's cooperating with the investigation.
His donation was earmarked, "Need to impeach". Arredondo hated Trump.
NewsNation published May 27, 2022: TX DPS: On-site commander made call to wait | On Balance with Leland Vittert. Brian Entin and Leland Vittert discuss the timeline following when police were notified of the Robb Elementary school shooting.
Brian Entin reports that "the police first went in around 11:30 in the morning. There was initially 3 officers that went inside. Within about 40 minutes you had 19 police officers INSIDE THE HALLWAY. Almost 20 officers IN THE HALLWAY RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR where this was happening." Leland Vittert replies, "30 minutes later they've got 19 officers?" Brian Entin replied, "19 officers outside. And so an hour and about 15 minutes goes by from the time THE FIRST OFFICER WENT INSIDE THE SCHOOL before they finally decided they were going to go in that room." Leland Vittert replied, "Right about the time those 19 officers showed up, 12:03 a girl inside calls 911, 12:10 the girl calls back and reports multiple dead people, 12:13 same girl calls again, 12:16 someone else calls, 12:26 girls call again, 12:43 girl still on the line asked to send police now. There was the chief of the school district department WHO MADE THE DECISION TO STAY OUTSIDE. I was sort of floor at the press conference. Arredondo had been a big part of the media presence here and then all of a sudden he was gone. The decision was blamed on this emorphous being."

Brian Entin, "You reminded me, I think one of the heartbreaking things about what we learned today was this 4th grader INSIDE THE CLASSROOM who called 911 four times BEGGING FOR HELP and the last time she called she told them that there were 8 or 9 students her classmates that were still alive in the room. She told the 911 operator that and they still were not going inside. You bring up the chief of police, at first at the press conference it was like they didn't want to name him. They kept saying the Commander on scene and so we pushed and pushed and pushed to find out and listen to what happened.

Brian Entin asked the Texas Director of Public Safety giving the news conference, "Sir, who was the Incident Commander and has that person..."

Brian gets interrupted by the Texas DPS who replied, "The Chief of Police for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is the Incendent Commander. IT'S HIS SCHOOL. HE'S THE CHIEF OF POLICE okay.

Brian Entin asked, "Has he been suspended?

Texas DPS said, "Again I'm not going to discuss this any further. IT'S AN ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

Brian Entin said, "The policies are clear that they should have gone in."

Texas DPS said, "Again I'm not going to get into it." Brian Entin said, "So obviously we'd like to hear from the Chief of Police. The way they explained it today is that the Chief believed it was a barricaded subject and not an active shooter.

Leland Vittert said, "He didn't hear rounds go off?"

Brian Entin replied, "And the 911 calls, kids calling over and over again. How did they not know?" Leland Vittert replied, "How did they not know and how did they just stand there outside the door."
CBS News published June 2, 2022: Mom who ran into school during Uvalde, Texas shooting discusses moments inside. When Angeli Gomez heard there was a man shooting people at her sons' school in Uvalde, Texas, she knew she had to go rescue her kids. CBS News Correspondent Lilia Luciano spoke exclusively with Gomez about the moments she spent inside the school, and why Gomez says police warned her to stop telling her story.
KVUE published May 26, 2022: Timeline: Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Information regarding the timeline of events in the school shooting is still coming together days after the tragedy. Here's a look at what we know so far.

ABC KUVE News, Texas local
written by Maria Aguilera
Thursday May 26, 2022

UVALDE, Texas — Editor's note: This timeline has been updated throughout.

There is now an investigation into how police responded to Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde.

Investigators said one of the big questions is whether officers on site could have made attempts to enter the school to end the attack faster.

On Thursday and Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety briefings revealed details about the timeline of the shooting.

"This incident happened on Tuesday, May 24. So it was a lot of information, a lot of moving parts," Texas DPS Regional Director Victor Escalon said.

May 24 is a day the people of Uvalde will never forget. It's the day an 18-year-old shooter took the lives of 19 children and 2 two teachers at Robb Elementary.

Here is a timeline of events in the deadly shooting:

11 a.m.
According to officials, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., the killer sent messages on social media about his plans before shooting his grandmother.

11:28 a.m.
The 18-year-old shooter drove about two miles to Robb Elementary in his grandmother's truck. He crashed the vehicle outside the school and then jumped out of the vehicle with a bag full of ammunition and a rifle.

"He walks around, he sees two witnesses at the funeral home across the street from where he went. He engages them, fires towards them," Escalon said.

11:30 a.m.
Police receive the first 911 call about the crash and shots fired.

11:31 a.m.
A Uvalde CISD school resource officer was off-campus nearby when he heard gunshots outside the school. He drove over to the school and actually drove past the shooter as the shooter was going into the school.

11:32 a.m.
The gunman hops a fence at the school and starts shooting at the building.

11:33 a.m.
The shooter enters the classroom while shooting. He walked through an unlocked door that had been propped open by a teacher.

DPS acknowledged that information conflicted with what they'd said earlier in the week.

"It was reported that a school district police officer confronted the suspect that was making entry. Not accurate. He walked in unobstructed initially," Escalon said.

11:44 a.m.
"Local police department, Uvalde police department, the independent school district police department are inside making entry. They hear gunfire. They take rounds. They move back, get cover," Escalon said of the moments when officers first entered the school.

11:51 a.m.
Initially, three Uvalde Police Department officers gathered outside the classroom, which was locked by that point.

12:03 p.m.
As many as 19 officers including Uvalde PD, Zavala County deputies and others, were gathered outside the classroom. DPS said the officers believed the situation at that point had transitioned from an active shooter to barricaded subject. The incident commander on scene determined they needed more equipment to breach the barricade, so they waited.

The commander has been identified as the head of the school district police force.

12:10 p.m.
A teacher calls 911 to report that multiple children were killed.

12:15 p.m.
The Border Patrol special tactical team arrived. [THEY WAITED 50 MINUTES TO BREACH THE DOOR? Ah okay, I just found out that Uvalde Chief of Police Pete Arredondo told the Border Patrol Tactical Team TO STAND DOWN too. (emphasis mine)]

12:17 p.m.
Uvalde CISD announced the shooting on Twitter. [๐Ÿ‘ˆ 45 MINUTES LATER? WTH (emphasis mine)]

12:18 p.m.
A teacher reports to 911 that nine students were still alive.

12:21 p.m.
Three shots were heard in the 911 call.

12:36 p.m.
A student called 911 and was told to stay on the line and stay quiet. A fellow student is heard on the call telling the caller to hang up.

12:43 p.m.
A student called the police and said to please send officers now.

12:50 p.m.
The Border Patrol team breached the doorway and shot and killed the suspect.
NBC News published May 27, 2022: Texas Officials Give Updated Timeline Of Uvalde School Shooting. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw gave an updated timeline of events in the deadly Uvalde school shooting amid criticism over the police response.

CBS13 WJZ News, Baltimore local
written by Virginia Langmaid, Christina Maxouris and Melissa Gray, CNN
Wednesday June 1, 2022

On Friday, May 27, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw laid out the most detailed breakdown the public yet had gotten about the horror that unfolded in Robb Elementary School on May 24 — and tried to offer some answers about how authorities responded. Four days later, they clarified more, including that the shooter entered the school through a door that was closed but not locked.

On Friday, May 27, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw laid out the most detailed breakdown the public yet had gotten about the horror that unfolded in Robb Elementary School on May 24 — and tried to offer some answers about how authorities responded. Four days later, they clarified more, including that the shooter entered the school through a door that was closed but not locked.

Among the details we know now are: a school officer drove right past the shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, as he hunkered by a vehicle; as many as 19 officers were inside the school more than 45 minutes before the suspect was killed; the school district police chief decided not to breach the classroom where the shooter was; and a young girl from the class called 911 several times asking for police while authorities were right outside.

CNN created this timeline of events with information provided by McCraw, social media posts and other reporting that offers a look into what came before the shooting and a minute-by-minute breakdown into the attack — and how authorities responded to it.

He shot his grandmother and left the house
After the grandmother was shot in face at 11:21am, there should have been an APB put out for dangerous armed active shooter on the loose. Did nobody in the neighborhood hear the gunshot? It has been reported that the shooter's grandmother ran into the street screaming after being shot. All patrol cars should have been called out looking for grandmother's stolen truck shooter drove. The Uvalde shooter's grandmother worked at Robb Elementary School as a teacher's aide. The shooter went directly to one of the classrooms she worked in and knows most of the child victims and was close to them. The shooter's grandparent's home is a half-mile from Robb Elementary School where he lived sleeping on their couch for 3 months and he shot his grandma because she told him he had to start paying for his expensive Apple cell phone bill because he DID NOT GRADUATE from high school and was now 18 years old. A neighbor saw the shooter leave grandmother's house didn't know how to drive and could barely put the truck into gear. A neighbor of the shooter's grandmother was interviewed by NewsNation who said HIS DAUGHTER IS THE PRINCIPAL of ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and HIS GRANDDAUGHTER WORKS AT ROBB ELEMENTARY TOO as a Parent Liason. (emphasis mine)
Before going to the school and committing a massacre, the shooter sent a series of chilling text messages to a girl he met online, according to screenshots reviewed by CNN and an interview with the girl.

The teen girl, who lives in Germany, said she began chatting with the shooter on a social media app earlier this month. The shooter told her that on Monday, he received a package of ammunition, she said.

On Tuesday morning, Ramos called her and told her he loved her, she said.

He complained about his grandmother being on the phone with AT&T about “my phone.”

“It’s annoying,” he texted.

Six minutes later, at 11:21 a.m., he texted: “I just shot my grandma in her head.”

Seconds later, he said, “Ima go shoot up a(n) elementary school rn (right now).”

Suspect began firing outside of school

On Tuesday, May 24, at 11:27 a.m.: Video shows an exterior door of Robb Elementary school, which is suspected to be where the shooter entered from, was propped open by a teacher, McCraw said during a Friday news conference.

11:28 a.m.: The shooter’s vehicle crashes into a ditch near the school. A teacher runs into a room to get a phone and returns to the exit door, which remains propped open, McCraw said. The suspect jumps out from the passenger side of the truck with a rifle and a bag, which officials later discovered was ammunition, DPS director Victor Escalon said at a Thursday news conference.

Two witnesses meanwhile, who were at a funeral home across the street from the school, hear the crash and go to see what happened. The suspect begins firing at them, McCraw said. Both began running away.

11:30 a.m.: A teacher reemerges in a panic and “apparently” calls 911, McCraw said. In a separate statement, the US Marshals Service said it received a call for assistance at 11:30 a.m. from a Uvalde Police Department officer.

11:31 a.m.: The suspect reaches the last row of vehicles at the school parking lot and begins shooting at the school, McCraw said. Patrol vehicles begin to arrive at the funeral home.

There was no school resource officer that confronted the suspect outside the school, as officials had previously described, McCraw said. A school resource officer was not on scene but heard the 911 call about a man with a gun, drove to the area and sped to the back of the school, to a person he thought was the suspect but was a teacher, McCraw said.

“In doing so, (the school resource officer) drove right by the suspect, who was hunkered down behind a vehicle, where he began shooting at the school,” McCraw said. Multiple shots were fired by the suspect, he added.

At some point, a teacher closes the propped-open door after realizing there is a shooter on campus, a Department of Public Safety spokesperson told the Associated Press; the department’s press secretary confirmed the report to CNN. The door was not locked, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.

First officers entered school more than 1 hour before shooter was killed.

11:33 a.m.: The shooter enters the school and begins shooting into a classroom, which is connected to a second class. He shot “at least” 100 rounds, McCraw said.

11:35 a.m.: Three Uvalde Police Department officers enter through the same door as the suspect. Another three Uvalde police officers and a county sheriff follow, McCraw said, for a total of seven officers on scene.

The three initial officers went directly to the class door, which was closed, and two received grazing wounds from the shooter, McCraw said.

11:37 a.m.: Another 16 rounds are fired in the following minutes.

11:42 a.m.: A source close to a teacher receives a text saying there was an active shooter on campus. CNN saw the text chain and confirmed the timestamps.

11:43 a.m.: Robb Elementary announces on Facebook it’s under a lockdown status “due to gunshots in the area,” adding that “the students and staff are safe in the building.”

Roughly 11:44 a.m.: Officers are calling for additional resources, equipment, body armor, negotiators and evacuating students and teachers, Escalon said Thursday.

11:51 a.m.: More officers arrive on scene, McCraw said.

12:03 p.m.: Officers continue to arrive in the hallway of the school. “There’s as many as 19 officers at that time in that hallway,” McCraw said.

12:03 p.m.: A young girl from inside one of the adjoining classrooms calls 911, identifies herself and whispers the classroom she is in. The call lasted a minute and 23 seconds. She calls back several minutes later and says multiple people are dead.

12:10 p.m.: First group of deputy US Marshals arrives on scene to assist “federal, state, and local law enforcement already on scene,” the Marshals Service said in its statement.

12:13 p.m.: The girl calls 911 again, McCraw said.

12:15 p.m.: Members of the Border Patrol’s tactical unit, BORTAC, arrive on scene, McCraw said.

(When Border Patrol agents began to arrive, the officer in charge of the situation had already made the determination that it was a barricaded subject situation, a source familiar with the situation said. The team then waited, not breaching the classroom where the shooter was holed up — until nearly 40 minutes later.

McCraw said the person who made that decision was the school district police chief, calling it the “wrong decision,” not to engage with the gunman sooner.)

12:17 p.m.: Robb Elementary announces on Facebook that there is an active shooter at the school and authorities are at the scene.

12:16 p.m.: The girl calls 911 again and tells dispatchers there are eight to nine students alive, McCraw said.

12:19 p.m.: Another person calls 911 from one of the two classrooms and hangs up when another student tells her to, McCraw said.

12:21 p.m.: The suspect fires again. He was believed to be at the door, McCraw said.

Law enforcement move down the hallway.

12:21 p.m.: Three shots fired are heard from another 911 call made.

12:36 p.m.: The initial student who called 911 calls again, is told to be very quiet and tells dispatchers “he shot the door,’ McCraw said. The call lasted 21 seconds.

12:43 p.m.: The young girl asks dispatchers to “please send the police now.”

12:47 p.m.: The student asks for police again, McCraw said. A minute earlier, she had said she could hear the police next door.

12:50 p.m.: Law enforcement breach the locked classroom door using keys from a janitor, McCraw said. They shoot and kill the suspect.

12:51 p.m.: Through the young girl’s 911 call, there are loud noises and officers can be heard moving children out of the room, McCraw said. The child goes outside and the call cuts off.

The suspect purchased and had a total of 1,657 total rounds of ammunition, McCraw said — at least 315 of them were inside the school.

And 142 of those were spent cartridges.

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