The details surrounding the Uvalde shooting continue to get more and more bizarre by the hour. We learned today, for instance, that the shooter fired off shots outside of the school for a whopping 12 minutes before he walked inside:
But perhaps even more bizarre than that is the revelation that it took police in this very small Texas town a quarter of an hour to arrive on the scene of the unfolding tragedy:
Ramos shot his grandmother Tuesday morning and then used her truck to drive to Robb Elementary School, crashing the truck into a nearby ditch at 11:28 a.m., according to the timeline laid out by Mr. Escalon. The gunman then began shooting at people at a funeral home across the street, prompting a 911 call reporting a gunman at the school at 11:30. Ramos then climbed a fence onto school grounds and began firing before walking inside, unimpeded, at 11:40. The first police arrived on the scene at 11:44 and exchanged gunfire with Ramos...
That, in and of itself, is a strikingly strange detail. Uvalde is a small place:
The fact that there wasn't a single police officer who could respond to shots being fired at an elementary school in less than 15 minutes is nuts.
What's even crazier is this: The Uvalde police department is located less than five minutes from Robb Elementary.
And keep in mind that "four minutes" is the time given for normal, non-emergency driving. A cop with his lights and siren on, hauling it down the wide-open streets of Uvalde, could be there in 90 seconds.
When police get a call of "shots fired at an elementary school," it should be an all-hands-on-deck response. Every cop within five square miles should be barreling toward that scene. That includes every cop at the police station located just a couple minutes away from the scene of the emergency.
How is it possible that police didn't show up for so long?
What exactly happened in Uvalde this week?
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