Texas DPS Director Says 'Wrong Decision' at Robb Elementary Delayed Entry


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.  

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If that was indeed the case, that they simply believed it to be a barricaded subject, they should have been able to surmise that it was an active shooter when they heard, and there is no way they did not hear, multiple rounds of .223 being fired, repeatedly, for a very long time. 

This is plain and simply disgusting. These cowardly cops are the rule, not the exception. Police in this country will bullying and intimidate when they are not at risk, but the second there is any real danger, they lose their boldness. All you boot licking “good old boys” need to reassess who you worship as heroes. And by the way, you can be against the BLM movement and think that policing in this country is out of control. If you blindly support “the blue” shame on you, you my friend, are part of the problem. 

CGM5, Fri, 05/27/2022 - 18:52

Maybe you should become a policeman and show them how it's done instead of sitting at your computer and bad mouthing all cops, if you have the courage.

If you’re a cop, maybe you can tell us how you would have done it. If you’re not, maybe you should just shut your pie hole.

CGM5, Sat, 05/28/2022 - 08:28

Shut my pie hole??? How typical of the type of imbecile that would blindly hate all cops. Imbeciles want their opinions to be heard but, if anyone disagrees with them this is the type of stupid response you get. The imbeciles want everyone but, them to be silent because their mindless rants can't hold up under even the simplest scrutiny.

Cupcake, there is an old saying - (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt). Maybe you should look that up and have someone explain it's meaning to you so that you don't sound so damn stupid next time you comment on here.

Couldn’t answer my question though. It was simple enough. I’m not a cop-basher, but I’m a little more than sick and tired of the ‘either you’re for us or against us’, ‘you don’t know what it’s like’ ‘why don’t you step up then’ arguments. I’m sure I don’t have the slightest idea how hard their jobs are. I have a job that’s hard too, and it’s hard to sleep at night sometimes because of it. But it’s the job I chose, and when I don’t get it right there are consequences for me. And if there are ways to improve the way my company does things for a better result, we constantly look for them & adapt them. We don’t just accept the bad outcomes and shrug our shoulders. Why on God’s green earth should we accept less from our PUBLIC SERVANTS and the people who train them and make their policy decisions? An honest criticism of our laws and policies and what we accept as a society are long past called for. 

CGM5, Mon, 05/30/2022 - 18:30

I agree with part of what you said. In short there is always room for improvement in anything. When someone thinks differently than you and you demand they shut their pie hole, saying you are narrow minded is an understatement. I'm sure you don't have any idea how hard a Cop's job is either. Those people sometimes have a split second to make a life and death decision. Then people like you and me get to sit comfortably at our computer and pass judgement on their decision for as long as we care to take.

I find it comical that all the armchair quarterbacks that have all the answers are the first ones got point out how bad the cops are and these people are usually criminals that hate police. I noticed none of the hateful comments and love her anybody volunteering to go pin on a badge and strap on a gun. All y’all wanna do is point out how lawn Forssman has treated you in the past when you were probably doing something illegal.  

So firefighters are expected to risk their lives by rushing into an inferno to save citizens in peril no matter what.

Law enforcement is afraid of entering a scene because the assailant is executing children with a really scary gun, and they might get shot too.  

WTH are we doing here. I’m honestly asking. 


I wasn’t just knocking the cops. I was also knocking scumbags like the people in these comments who blindly take the side of police, no matter what. I’ll  say it again, shame on you and shame on your mothers for not aborting you.

For those who don't believe an good guy with a gun can make a difference, please read this. Odd that the media coverage of this is almost non-existent.  https://ktxs.com/news/nation-world/a-west-virginia-woman-kills-man-who-fired-shots-into-party-crowd

CGM5, Sat, 05/28/2022 - 10:32

It's ashamed that those type stories get so very little media coverage. I guess it doesn't fit their agenda.

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