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A family looks over a chain-link fence towards the back door of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 30, 2022. The 18-year-old gunman entered through this door and opened fire on a classroom, killing 19 students and two teachers.
Uvalde school shooting

91 Texas state troopers responded to the Uvalde massacre. Their bosses have deflected scrutiny and blame.

State troopers outnumbered local law enforcement 2-to-1 outside Robb Elementary, but the Department of Public Safety has blocked the release of records and carefully shaped the narrative to cast local authorities as incompetent.

By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Zach Despart, The Texas Tribune
Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety speaks during a news conference outside Robb Elementary school, three days after a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in a mass shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello
A boy clings to a stuffed toy while looking across a memorial set up in front of Robb Elementary School to honor the 21 victims of a mass shooting on May 30, 2022.
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Students flee and authorities help others evacuate after a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022.
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