Federal Agents from Border Patrol and ICE Defied the orders of Uvalde’s police chief in order to take down Salvador Ramos
In Uvalde, Texas, where one of history’s deadliest and most tragic school shootings recently took place, police response time and inaction has been heavily criticized. Despite a police presence on scene for over an hour, it took federal agents to end the Salvador Ramos’s vile massacre.
Mistakenly believing that the shooter was contained and no longer a threat, as the belief held was that all students inside the classroom with the shooter were already dead, Uvalde Independent School District Chief Pete Arredondo ordered law enforcement, including Border Patrol, to stand back.
Border Patrol and federal agents complied for about thirty minutes, however out of desperation as the volume of 911 calls from students within the school increased, they ultimately defied the chief’s orders to enter the school and eliminate the gunman.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott made the following statement.
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“I was misled.”
“I am livid about what happened. I was on this very stage two days ago, and I was telling the public information that had been told to me in a room just a few yards from where we are right now.”
“I wrote hand notes in sequential order.”
“When I came out on that stage and told the public what happened, it was a recitation of what everyone told me.”
“As everybody has learned, the information I was given turned out – in part – to be inaccurate.”
“I am absolutely livid about that.”
Abbott stated that law enforcement must “get to the bottom of every fact, with absolute certainty.”
Calling the fact that families have suffered from false information “inexcusable,” Abbott demanded that law enforcement “get down to every second what happened, and explain it to the public – but most importantly, to the victims.”