DOJ Unveils Report on 2022 Uvalde Attack

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( – The Department of Justice’s new probe has found that the lack of communication and preparation resulted in systemic failures in the Texas police officials’ response during the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

As reported by The Hill, the probe first started in 2022 and concerned certain issues relating to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School that had been in the minds of everyone following the incident. The public wanted to know why members of the Uvalde Police Department took over an hour to enter the school building despite the presence of a gunman. The suspect managed to killed 21 people, including 19 students and two teachers, before he was shot and killed by an officer.

On Thursday, January 18, the Department of Justice told reporters that there was a lack of “urgency” in the command post outside the school and that the officers had failed to properly identify the situation. As a result of this, many unnecessary deaths occurred at the Elementary school while there were police officers located right outside the school. However, these officers instead started arresting parents who tried to enter the premises themselves in efforts to save their children.

Attorney General Merrick Garland was in Uvalde when the report dropped and noted that the “failure” of the local police in their response to the school shooting was a matter of failed training and leadership. He said that because of these errors, there were three teachers and 33 students ended up shot while being trapped for over an hour in a building with an active school shooter.

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