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Texas gunman was inside school for about 40 minutes, officials say

Added 05-26-22 03:09:02am EST - “Timeline of events leading up to attack emerges, amid claims police had trouble opening door of classroom where attacker had barricaded himself in” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Texas gunman was inside school for about 40 minutes, officials say”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Timeline of events leading up to attack emerges, amid claims police had trouble opening door of classroom where attacker had barricaded himself in

The Texas gunman who shot and killed 19 children and two teachers was inside the school for about 40 minutes before being killed by Border Control agents, officials have said, as onlookers spoke of their frustration at what they viewed as delays by law enforcement.

The first reports of an armed man approaching the school began to surface at about 11:30am on Tuesday. Just after 1pm, the 18-year-old was confirmed dead after he was shot inside the Robb Elementary School classroom in the small city of Uvalde.

There have been conflicting reports about what happened before the shooter entered the building and how law enforcement outside tried to “engage” and stop him.

About “40 minutes or so” elapsed from when the gunman opened fire on the school security officer, entered the school through a back door and when the Border Patrol team shot him, Texas department of public safety director Steve McCraw told a news briefing.

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