Texas police say ‘wrong decision’ not to break into classroom during shooting

Police made the wrong decision on Tuesday when they believed they had a “barricaded subject” who was no longer an active shooter at a Texas school, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said on Friday (May 27). READ…

Texas police say 'wrong decision' not to break into classroom during shooting

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Police made the wrong decision on Tuesday when they believed they had a “barricaded subject” who was no longer an active shooter at a Texas school, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said on Friday (May 27). READ MORE: https://str.sg/w2nh

“With the benefit of hindsight where I’m sitting now, of course it was not the right decision, it was the wrong decision, period. There’s no no excuse for that,” McCraw said at a press conference.

Panicked children and teachers placed half a dozen calls to 911 emergency services from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, while 19 officers waited in a hallway for nearly an hour before entering the room, McCraw said.

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