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  • Mindy Walton

School Cop Sanitizes Hands During Uvalde Shooting

On new video footage one police officer can be seen getting hand sanitizer while the lunatic was shooting kids in a classroom. Video at the end. Warning: Graphic contents.

Police officers are agents of the state. They are tasked with keeping the public safe. They often do this very well, putting their lives on the line to protect the innocent from criminals.

In Uvalde, Texas however they failed miserably, even making the situation worse by hindering parents from entering the school to save their kids. It must be noted that at least some of those cops were hired by the Uvalde school district, which has its own police force, not the city.

Utter callousness of law enforcement during shooting

Newly released video footage shows that three officers entered the Robb Elementary School, part of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, UCISD, around 3 minutes after gunman Salvador Ramos had entered and had started shooting. Instead of springing into action, they retreated upon hearing gun shots. More officers later arrived, hiding behind ballistic shields in the hallway while the gunman was killing children in a classroom. Around 90 minutes after the lunatic had fired the first shot in the school, and with dozens of officers from different agencies present in the school at the time, did the officers finally intervene. At one stage during the pathetic wait, a police officer can be seen sanitizing his hands.

This is not the first time that police forces face criticism for inaction. During the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, four deputies opted to hide behind cars instead of storming into the school to take down gunman Nikolas Cruz.

Are Chandler and Gilbert schools safe?

Schools are attacked because they are widely advertised to criminals as gun free zones. The solution hence is to lobby political leaders to let parents and teachers carry in schools. Elect leaders who are committed to respecting the second amendment, including on school grounds. Reject leaders who would take your means of self defense away, often while being soft on criminals at the same time. This would send a clear message to criminals and lunatics that bullets will come flying back on school grounds.

Some public schools in Chandler are being protected by school resource officers, SROs. Private and charter schools are not being protected. A few weeks ago The Valley Telegraph reached out to the Chandler Police Department with questions about the protection of public and private schools with police officers. We have not yet received an answer.



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