Texas Democratic state Senator Roland Gutierrez, whose district includes Uvalde, had some strong words for the law enforcement officers who should have been responsible for stopping the school shooting.
“None of this makes sense.”
Gutierrez questioned whether or not the chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Pete Arredondo, was really the commanding officer at the time.
Arredondo apparently had not received a key briefing about 911 calls that were made by students trapped in a school patrolled by a mad gunman.
Pete Arredondo was not carrying his radio during the assault.
“The failure is clearly happening with law enforcement at every level. A real concern with regard to him not having that communication is why in the world is anybody suggesting that he’s the incident commander if he doesn’t have the necessary communications at the time,” Gutierrez said during an appearance on CNN.
“And so, if he indeed doesn’t have his radio, how in the world are the other law enforcement agencies suggesting that man is the incident commander? None of this makes sense to me. And with all of that, little children might have died that could have been saved.”
Arredondo has been widely reported as the incident commander at the scene, is bearing the brunt of the responsibility for not getting into the school earlier to save children.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said that Arredondo was not aware that there was an active threat to schoolchildren during the incident.
He didn’t believe children were at risk during a school shooting?
Yeah, I would agree that “none of this makes sense.”
Source: Washington Examiner