Disturbing reports have surfaced that a young girl called police at the scene of the Uwald school shooting – more than 40 minutes before police arrived.
CNN exclusively reported that the 10-year-old told dispatchers: “I’m in classroom 112. Please hurry. There are a lot of dead bodies.”
Khloie Torres was trapped inside Rob Elementary School in small Texas town on May 24 High school dropout Salvador Ramos shot and killed 19 children and two teachers.
CNN said her call came at 12:10 p.m. that day.But it took another 40 minutes from the time Khloie gave the authorities the details, until a commando stormed the room, challenging the gunman 12:50 noon
“Please ask for help. I don’t want to die. My teacher is dead. Oh my God,” she reportedly said on the phone.
Chloe, now 11, survived the attack.
Her call came after many similar claims that police had been slow and chaotic in responding to one of the deadliest classroom attacks in U.S. history.
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Steven McGraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, acknowledged that the “terrible decision” made by the field commander was a “fiasco.”
there are enough armed police Stop Uwald Gunners in three minutes After entering the school, he said.
Uwald district police chief Pete Arredondo fired for indecision.
Then, Uwald’s Integrated Independent School District Suspend its entire police department.
When the massacre occurred, parents outside the school begged law enforcement to take decisive action to rescue their children — some of whom also called 911 in desperation.
There was also a delay in entering the classroom as police searched for the keys. However, the head of public safety in Texas said the door was not locked and no officials had even examined the evidence.
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Preliminary reports of what happened show Nearly 400 law enforcement officers were dispatched to the scenebut despite the huge repercussions in terms of personnel, “slack practices” and a general sense of “chaos” prevailed in every institution that attended.
CNN heard Khloie’s 911 call, as well as other calls from the same girl and classmates, whispering and asking for help.
“This call should put an end to any suspicion or hesitation that the teenage gunman was active, wandering between two connected classrooms, with children trapped, injured and in need of rescue,” its report said.
Families of some of the 19 children killed that day held rallies, marches and decorated altars outside the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday to mark the Day of the Dead.