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New Uvalde Footage Shows How Police Responded To Mass Shooting

•, by Jack Phillips

The video, first obtained by the Austin-American Statesman, shows officers going into Robb Elementary on May 24 after Salvador Ramos started his deadly rampage that left 19 kids and two teachers dead.

The video then shows law enforcement arriving about three minutes after the shooter. They were seen walking toward the classroom but shots are then heard being fired, and they then move to the end of the hallway.

Heavily-armed officers are then seen walking around in the hallway, leaving, coming back down the hallway, speaking to each other, and making calls apparently as Ramos was inside the classroom, according to the video.

At 12:21 p.m., about 48 minutes after Ramos entered the school, he fired four more gunshots, according to the footage. Several officers responded by getting near the classroom door but did not enter.

After about nine minutes, the video shows one officer using hand sanitizer. But still no response.

Officials previously said that it took 77 minutes for police to breach the classroom where Ramos was located before shooting and killing him.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said in June that the law enforcement delay was an "abject failure" while noting there were discrepancies in how local officials described the response.