Confusion over Texas police spokesman’s statement on school shooting response as major questions loom

(Video Credit: KENS 5)

Leftists are denouncing Uvalde police officers after Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez appeared to confirm during an interview with KENS 5 that cops went into Robb Elementary school to rescue their children first during the mass shooting.

When the video is viewed and listened to, however, it is unclear if that is what he meant or if he misspoke in the heat of the moment following the massacre.

Reporter Vanessa Croix of KENS 5 is seen in the video telling Olivarez that she’s heard that police went into the school to get their kids while the shooting was taking place and then asks the officer about it.

“And we’ve also heard word that a Border Patrol agent was struck with gunfire. A few officers shot. We’ve heard that some law enforcement officers actually went into school to get their kids out. Can you talk about that?” Croix asked Lt. Olivarez.

“Right. So what we do know, Vanessa, right now, that there was some police officers, families trying to get their children out of school because it was an active shooter situation right now. It’s a terrible situation right now. And of course, just as we mentioned, the loss of life. It’s just a terrible, it’s a terrible tragedy of another took place,” he answered.

“But again, we’ve got to keep acknowledging those brave men and women that actually were there on scene that met this suspect. And, of course, we know that they were met with gunfire. Some of them were shot. But at the end of this, the suspect was shot, is now deceased. The threat is now neutralized,” the officer noted.

The clip comes to light as reports indicating that officers prevented parents from entering the school to save their children are circulating, as well as allegations that police waited far too long to storm the building.

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that parents begged officers to rush the school while the gunman was inside executing students and teachers. A viral video purportedly shows parents yelling and wailing at the police outside a perimeter that was set up around the school. It is unclear if the scenario took place during or after the mass shooting.

“Go in there! Go in there!” parents reportedly yelled at police officers.

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(Video Credit: Storyful News & Weather)

There seem to be numerous inconsistencies concerning timelines for the incident, including whether shots were fired when an officer attempted to stop the shooter from entering the school. There are also questions concerning why police did not engage the killer sooner, according to a number of media reports.

Leftists were quick to pounce on the alleged admission by Olivarez making the video go viral without noting that it appears he may have stumbled during his answer. It’s hard to imagine any officer only going in for their child as others were being murdered and not doing anything about it.

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