A lot of uniformity and little uniformity. The police officers who responded to the massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas, could have stopped the gunman much sooner. The agents who responded, however, “demonstrated no urgency” in acting against the aggressor, who was holed up in one of the classrooms. It took them 77 minutes to decide, valuing their own lives much more than those of the people they were supposed to protect. Lives could have been saved.
This is indicated by the 575-page report that the United States Department of Justice published this Thursday, almost two years after the tragedy in which 19 children and two teachers died on May 24, 2022. “There was a cascade of errors” in the security forces, the document highlights when facing the chaos at Robb Elementary, one of the largest massacres recorded at a school in the United States.