UVALDE – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McGraw said Friday law enforcement officers waited too long to go into Robb Elementary School and stop Salvador Ramos from shooting.
Fox News is reporting Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said Friday, when asked why police at Robb Elementary School didn’t engage the shooter immediately, said “the on-scene commander at the time believed that it had transitioned from an active shooter to a barricaded subject.”
“A decision was made on the scene – I wasn’t there -- that this was a barricaded subject situation, there was time to retrieve the keys and wait for a tactical team with the equipment to go ahead and breach the door and take on the subject,” he continued. “At that point, that was the decision, that was the thought process.”
McCraw later said “from the benefit of hindsight from where I am sitting now, that of course it was not the right decision, it was a wrong decision, period, there was no excuse for that.”
“I wasn’t there but I’m just telling you from what we know, that we believe there should have been an entry as soon as you can,” he added.
"Obviously, based upon the information we have, there were children in that classroom that were at risk," McCraw also said.
This is a developing story.