DOJ calls law enforcement response to Uvalde school shooting ‘a failure’

(The Center Square) – A long-awaited report from U.S. Department of Justice released Thursday found widespread problems with law enforcement officers’ response to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. 

A gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. The Justice Department report provided the most thorough examination yet as to what happened inside the school. 

The 610-page report details the multiple failures in the response to the shooting, including the breakdowns in leadership, decision-making, tactics, policy and training that contributed to those failures. While some of the first officers on the scene initially tried to engage the gunman, they retreated after being met with gunfire. After that, the law enforcement responders began treating the incident as a barricaded subject scenario rather than as an active shooter situation. 

A tactical team finally went into the classroom to engage the gunman, Salvador Ramos,
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