A mother whose children attend Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Thursday shared the shocking story of what happened when she arrived at the school when the gunman was inside, murdering students and teachers.
After hearing about the active shooters’ situation, Angeli Rose Gomez, a farm supervisor, rushed 40 miles to the school where her children are in second and third grades.
When she arrived at the school, Gomez said she was shocked by the police officers’ inaction.
“The police did nothing,” Gomez said said The Wall Street Journal. “They just stood in front of the fence. They didn’t go in or run anywhere.”
Gomez was one of dozens of parents who rushed to Robb Elementary, begging officers to enter the school, neutralize the shooter and save the innocent lives inside. But shocking videos show a massive police presence outside the school, preventing outraged parents from doing what the police didn’t do. In the case of Gomez, the police are said to have arrested her.
Gomez said a US Marshals officer handcuffed her and arrested her for “interfering with an active investigation,” the Journal reported.
However, she told the newspaper that police officers from Uvalde whom she knew freed her. She then scaled the fence surrounding the school, burst into the building, and sprinted out with her children.
The chaotic scene in front of the school, which was circulated on social mediaincluding officers who allegedly used a taser and pepper spray on other parents, Gomez claimed.
What did the US Marshals say?
A spokesman for federal law enforcement denied that either parent was handcuffed.
“Our Deputy Marshals have maintained order and peace amidst the grieving community that has gathered around the school,” the spokesman told the Journal.
One more thing?
Law enforcement’s response to the massacre has raised significant questions.
Texas police admitted Thursday that the gunman entered the school unabated, that he was at the school for up to an hour before police arrested him, and that he actually fired shots outside the school for 12 minutes before the entered school at all, according to the Journal reported.
Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez explained Thursday that the long time it took before police arrested the shooter was because responding officers “could be shot – they could have been killed.”
“That’s how they were able to keep this shooter in that classroom so that he couldn’t go to other parts of the school to do other murders,” Olivarez said.
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