As of Tuesday, the public had seen no footage of Robb Elementary leading to the tragic deaths of 19 students and two teachers.
UVALDE, Texas — Editor’s Note: KVUE has redacted portions of the video out of respect for the victims and their families.
As of Tuesday, July 12, state and local officials have not released video from Robb Elementary School of the day an 18-year-old gunman freely entered the school and holed himself in a classroom where he was holding 19 students and two teachers killed.
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This video was obtained from Austin American-Statesman and KVUE Senior Reporter Tony Plohetski. Both media chose to release this footage Tuesday to provide transparency to the community and show what happened as officers waited to enter this classroom.
Below is a breakdown of what the full video shows:
First, the video shows a truck crashing in front of Robb Elementary School on May 24 and the 18-year-old gunman walking towards the school building. The video then shows the shooter entering the school and walking down the hallway to a classroom, carrying a long gun.
Five seconds after the shooter turns the corner, video shows a young boy coming into view.
The boy witnesses the first shots fired at school before escaping, presumably unharmed. According to the video, the shooter did not appear to have seen the boy.
The video then shows the gunman starting firing at the classroom before entering. Between the shots, screams can be heard from the teachers and students in the classroom.
The video shows the first armed police officers entering the school corridor three minutes after the shooter. The officers run to the classroom, but they catch fire and end up back at the end of the hallway.
The video shows 13 guns arriving in the hallway in the first 30 minutes of the incident. The first shield will arrive in less than 20 minutes. Dozens of police officers can be seen in the hallway, along with equipment.
No officer enters the classroom for more than 70 minutes.
Gov. Greg Abbott, State Assemblyman Dustin Burrows, chairman of the House Committee of Inquiry into the Uvalde shooting, Texas DPS leaders and many of the families of the victims have publicly called for the video to be released.
announced Burrows on twitter Tuesday that he was planning to release the video after meeting families in Uvalde on Sunday.
The full, edited video can be viewed on KVUE’s YouTube page:
https://www.king5.com/article/news/special-reports/uvalde-school-shooting/uvalde-video/uvalde-school-shooting-hallway-video-release/269-acb9875a-08d8-4fbb-b732-f48a9adf23a0 Video obtained in Uvalde school shooting