Uvalde police response delayed by ‘scrambling’ to find tools to pry open steel door, Rep. Gonzales told

TEXAS LT. GOV. DAN PATRICK ON UVALDE POLICE RESPONSE: ‘WE WERE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH’

REP. TONY GONZALES: I spoke directly to one of the initial officers that engaged the situation. And he took fire, he got wounded, and what they were telling me, because I’m asking, ‘Hey, why didn’t you get in sooner? Walk me through that.’ And he goes, ‘Look, here’s the deal, Tony. It was a steel door and it was locked. And it would go outward, not inward. Meaning I’d have to pry it open with a can.’ He goes, ‘We didn’t have those kind of tools. We were scrambling, looking for it.’

Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, claimed police couldn't enter Robb Elementary School sooner because officers were "scrambling" to find a tool to break down the steel door which only opened outward, on "Fox News Live" Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, claimed police couldn’t enter Robb Elementary School sooner because officers were “scrambling” to find a tool to break down the steel door which only opened outward, on “Fox News Live” Saturday, May 28, 2022.

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