“あなたがバリケードの主題を持っていると仮定するなら—あなたはそれを仮定することはできません,” ユヴァルデ在住のローラ・デ・ラ・クルスは涙をこらえながらフォックスニュースに語った. “You know it’s a school, あなたは子供たちがそこにいることを知っています, you know the time, you know kids are in those classrooms.”
Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said police didn’t immediately engage the shooter なぜなら “the on-scene commander at the time believed that it had transitioned from an active shooter to a barricaded subject.”
“There were plenty of officers to do what needed to be done, with one exception, is that the incident commander inside believed he needed more equipment and more officers to do a tactical breach at that time,” McCraw said. He also said waiting was the “wrong decision.”
In response to the officials comments, de la Cruz told Fox News: “You go, you get fired at, you fire back and keep charging,”
“あった 19 people on site to one shooter. One goes, if you get killed, the next one goes. You just keep going,” 彼女は続けた. “You got to out blast this guy.”
以上のために 45 分, 19 police officers waited in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classroom where Salvador Ramos had barricaded himself in, according to McCraw. ザ・ gunman ultimately shot and killed 19 子供と2人の教師.
“That’s what this community expects you to do, to take a bullet for us,” de la Cruz, who said she knew some victims killed, フォックスニュースに語った.
Another Uvalde resident, エリザベス, 前記: “That’s what they’re paid to do, you took the job.”