The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde could have been stopped within three minutes if police armed with rifles and body armor engaged the shooter rather than take cover and hide in the name of officer safety, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw testified Tuesday.
"Three minutes after the subject entered the West building, there was sufficient number of armed officers wearing body armor to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject," McCraw said during a public hearing. "The only thing stopping the hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children."
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