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“I’m so scared”: 911 recordings reveal fear and urgency of those trapped in Uvalde elementary school

Audio obtained by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica shows just how long police and dispatchers likely knew that children and teachers were in danger before taking action at Robb Elementary School.

by Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Zach Despart, Alejandro Serrano and Roxanna Asgarian, The Texas Tribune
At 12:33 p.m. May 24, exactly an hour after the gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a group of unidentified police officers began advancing toward the classrooms where he had trapped more than 30 students and teachers. But after one officer said “no, no, no,” they stopped. That moment exemplified the overall failed law enforcement response.

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