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Report: Officers did have shields and firepower to immediately enter the classroom at Robb elementary

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Police walk near Robb Elementary School. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

A new report says the first officers who responded to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas were equipped with rifles and shields, but did not try to confront the gunman.
Reportedly, the police officers were armed with ballistic shields and at least two rifles when they first arrive at Robb elementary.

But, the school police chief called the dispatcher and said his men “did not have the firepower needed to enter the building. ”

It then took 58 minutes before a border patrol agent entered the classroom and took out the shooter who had already killed 19 students and two teachers.

The newly reported account contradicts earlier comments from the Uvalde school district police Chief, Pete Arredondo, who was in charge of the police response.

He claimed his officers were waiting for tactical gear and a protective shield to move on the gunman.

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Officers armed with rifles and a ballistic shield entered Robb Elementary School nine minutes after gunman Salvador Ramos. Courtesy: Robb School security camera video