Police reveal key information on how Texas school shooting happened

Laurel Duggan, DCNF

The gunman who shot and killed 19 children and two teachers May 24 in a Uvalde, Texas school entered through an unlocked, closed door, Texas state police now say.

Police initially reported that the shooter, Salvador Ramos, had entered through a door a teacher had propped open with a rock, but new video footage showed the teacher removing the rock and closing the door after realizing a shooter was on the premises, according to the Associated Press. The door was designed to lock upon closing but failed to do so, prompting an investigation by authorities.

“We did verify she closed the door. The door did not lock. We know that much and now investigators are looking into why it did not lock,” said Travis Considine, chief communications officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to the AP. “She came back out while on her phone, she heard someone yell, ‘He has a gun!’ she saw him jump the fence and that he had a gun, so she ran back inside” and removed the rock.

Police have offered shifting accounts of events that day and did not offer a clear timeline until Friday, revealing that officers had waited outside the classroom where the massacre was occurring for about an hour.

The Uvalde Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles