Sunday, 5th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Uvalde shooting: Texas official labels police response ‘abject failure’

Texas official Steven McCraw said that officers searched for a key that was not needed and waited an hour outside classrooms. Relatives of schoolchildren and staff are angry over how police responded to the shooting.

Related

10 May 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday⁣. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.⁣
17 May 2022
Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.
25 May 2022
A teenager shot dead 19 children at an elementary school in the small city of Uvalde, officials said. US President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws, asking when "are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?"
29 May 2022
Many users on social media are spreading baseless rumours that the Texas school shooter was transgender. Many users also erroneously claim that mass shootings "resumed" under Joe Biden and that there were none or fewer shootings under President Donald Trump. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
27 May 2022
The killing of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde has sparked a nationwide debate on gun control. President Biden said the constitutional right to own weapons "is not absolute," and never was.
28 May 2022
Police in the US town of Uvalde, Texas are facing questions over why it took an hour to neutralise the gunman who murdered 19 small children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The tragedy comes amid increasing calls for greater gun control measures. Among the demands of campaigners are a ban on assault weapon sales, as well as universal background checks and so-called red flag laws. Pastor Mike McBride, director of the LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign with the Faith in Action network, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
28 May 2022
The first family will meet with community and religious leaders, as well as those who lost their loved ones to the violence that left 21 people — including 19 children — dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
31 May 2022
Popular Punjabi rapper and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down over the weekend after his security was reduced. Police said gang feuds might be behind the killing.
1 Jun 2022
Britain's two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray told the BBC on Monday (May 30) that the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas made him "angry", adding that a survivor's account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland.
2 Jun 2022
US President Joe Biden has promised to meet lawmakers on guns. Meanwhile, details from the grim day inside the elementary school emerge.
6 Jun 2022
Police have been accused of failing to keep tabs on a racist killer during one of Germany's worst-ever far-right shootings. Police say they had to proceed cautiously.
11 Jun 2022
Law enforcement officers waiting to confront the gunman in the Uvalde school massacre were aware of the wounded inside, according to a New York Times report.