Police waited 45 minutes in school before pursuing shooter


Authorities admit it was wrong for police to wait about 45 minutes before pursuing the gunman in Texas who killed 19 students and two adults Throughout the attack teachers and children repeatedly called 9-1-1 including a call from one girl She asked 9-1-1 to please send the police now The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety colonel Steven Macron says there was no excuse for it It was the wrong decision to wait That wasn't there but I'm just telling you from what we know we believe there should have been an entry at that as soon as you can Why did they wait A decision was made 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 at that point Macross says border patrol agents eventually used a master key to open the locked door of the classroom where they confronted and killed the gunman I'm Ed

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