An unbearable video, revealed by local media on Tuesday, July 12, showed the inaction of police forces in the face of the attacker who, on May 24, killed 19 Ovaldi children and teachers, at a Texas school.
The photos, captured by surveillance cameras, a cell phone and an officer’s camera on board, were posted online by the newspaper. Austin Statesman and KVUE TV channel. The leak and dissemination of these videos to the media, which were requested by relatives of the victims who were to see a redacted version this weekend – without the shooter’s photo or the footage – before it was announced by authorities, has raised some concern. Among the families, CBS reported.
“The way the video was posted today is one of the most cowardly things I have ever seen.”Ovaldi Mayor Don McLaughlin criticized, during the city council, according to the same source.
The images are overwhelming for the police whose work has been restricted ‘Absolute failure’ Written by Texas Public Safety Director Stephen McCrow. For 74 minutes, we saw dozens of agents arriving increasingly heavily armed, without anyone entering the classroom the shooter had taken refuge with his young victims.
The film begins with the arrival of this 18-year-old, who overturned his car near Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi. Two people came to his aid and were greeted by gunfire. As they leave to run, we see him advancing toward the establishment.
The film is accompanied by an excerpt from an emergency call made by an employee at 11:32 a.m., screaming at children, “Go to your lessons”. At 11:33 a.m., the shooter almost carelessly entered the school, even slipping a lock of hair behind his ear while clutching his assault rifle to the ground.
Then a young boy appears in a corner of the hallway, about to follow him, when he sees him aiming his weapon toward a room and opening fire. From there, the explosions followed each other rapidly for three minutes, until the first police officers arrived at 11:36 a.m.
They are at least eight, with pistols and bulletproof vests. They advance first toward the classroom, but the explosions erupt and retreat to the end of the corridor. Thirty-six minutes later, they are still in the same place, but they are joined by other police officers armed with rifles, body armor, and sometimes helmets.
Disturbing details of hydroalcoholic gel
They are at least twenty, from different units, but they still do not enter the class. Disturbing detail, 12:30pm, someone is using hydro-alcoholic gel from a wall-mounted dispenser. At 12:50 p.m., gunshots erupted. A team eventually brought down the shooter. The movie stopped.
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which campaigns for stricter gun regulations, commented on the photos on Twitter.
“The police in their combat gear are waiting in the school corridor and even stopping to take a hydro-alcoholic jelly where children and teachers are being slaughtered!”She is suffocating and demanding more transparency about police failures.
Several investigations have been opened, notably by the Ministry of Justice, but its conclusions have not yet been issued.