Footage has emerged of frantic parents waiting outside Robb Elementary in Texas, deliberating whether to storm inside to save the kids themselves as they felt authorities were too slow to act.
It is unclear when the footage was shot, but it shows terrified and distraught parents screaming at cops to do something as the crazed gunman had barricaded himself in the school where he had murdered 19 children and two teachers.
The first call to 911 was made at around 11:30 that morning, yet gunman Ramos was not shot dead by authorities until 1 pm. Outside the school, cops struggled to hold parents back as many fought to get into the school themselves. Social media users noted that cops even had their taser guns out in the footage.
A panic-stricken woman was wrestled to the ground by heavily-armed officers as she attempted to push her way past them. Others can be heard screaming, “What are you doing? Get inside the building!”
It had been widely reported that Customs and Border Patrol agents who were called in to deal with the incident had to ask school staff members for a key to the classroom door where the bloodbath had taken place because they were unable to force the door down.
The gunman murdered Javier Cazares’ fourth-grade daughter Jacklyn Cazares. He told reporters he had gotten to the school as quickly as possible but was astounded to see cops still waiting outside the building.
He said, in desperation, he had tried to rally other parents into storming the school themselves:
“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said.
“More could have been done. They were unprepared.
“There were at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn’t do a darn thing until it was far too late.
“The situation could’ve been over quick if they had better tactical training, and we as a community witnessed it firsthand.” Read more