UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The commander on the scene of a faculty capturing in Texas was not knowledgeable of panicked 911 calls coming from inside the college constructing, a Texas state senator mentioned Thursday.
Sen. Roland Gutierrez mentioned the pleas for assist from individuals inside Robb Elementary because the capturing was going down May 24 didn’t make their method to college district police Chief Pete Arredondo. The Democratic senator known as it a “system failure” that calls had been going to town police however weren’t communicated to Arredondo.
“I want to know specifically who was receiving the 911 calls,” Gutierrez mentioned throughout a information convention, including that no single particular person or entity was totally guilty for the bloodbath.
“There was error at every level, including the legislative level,” Gutierrez mentioned.
Steven McCraw, the top of the Texas Department of Public Safety, mentioned final week that police didn’t breach the classroom the place the gunman was holed up quicker as a result of Arredondo believed the state of affairs had morphed from an lively capturing to a hostage state of affairs.
Blebierg reported from Dallas.