(RoyalPatriot.com )- A fourth-grader who survived the Uvalde, Texas school massacre claims that while trying to stop the shooter who killed 19 students at the elementary school, cops unintentionally shot a youngster.
According to authorities, the shooter, Salvador Ramos, locked himself inside a classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday. It took at least 40 minutes for a tactical squad to gain access, killing Ramos.
The shooter shot a girl immediately after she reacted to authorities when they urged people to shout if they needed help, according to a kid who said he was hiding behind a table with a tablecloth.
“Yell if you need help!” the officer remarked when the policemen arrived.
“Help,” yelled one of the students.
The youngster explained said that the man overheard her and went over and shot her.
The officer stormed into the room. The suspect fired a shot at the officer. The officers then began firing.
As previously reported by Newsweek, the youngster also described how his instructors, Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma Garcia, 46, made a sacrifice by standing in front of classmates.
The youngster said they stood in front of the students to shield them.
The latest revelation comes as police response to the massacre has been questioned. Video on social media shows heavily armed cops waiting outside the school while distraught parents pleaded with them to storm inside and save their children.
Authorities have defended how the shooting was handled.
Parents can be seen cursing and screaming in the video, and one parent appears to have been pushed down on the ground by three cops as another brandishing a Taser kept spectators away.
According to Juan Carranza, who lives across the street from the school, he observed individuals begging police to enter the school.
A woman had shouted, “Go in there!”
Carranza said cops waited outside shortly after the shooting began.
Javier Cazares, whose daughter Jacklyn Cazares was murdered in the incident, accused authorities of failing to do more to stop it.
According to the Associated Press, he rushed to the school after hearing about the incident, only to find police still gathering outside. He became enraged at the police’s inaction and proposed running into the school with other bystanders.
“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” he remarked. “There was more that could have been done.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety’s director, Steve McCraw, backed law enforcement’s conduct.
“The bottom line is law enforcement was there,” McCraw defended. “They did engage immediately. They did contain Ramos in the classroom.”