At Robb Elementary School, a shooting took place, which resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.
In his first extensive comments that were published, the Texas school police chief who responded to one of the deadliest school shootings in the history of the United States claimed that he did not consider himself to be the incident commander as the tragedy unfolded.
Pete Arredondo, who was the chief of police for the Uvalde school system, believed that someone else was in charge of law enforcement when a shooting happened at Robb Elementary School.
According to the head of the school, there may have been as many as 19 children and two teachers killed by a gunman who was 18 years old and hiding behind a steel-jammed classroom door when he opened fire inside the school.
Arrendondo asserts that the individual asked for a sniper rifle, along with other military-style equipment and a set of classroom keys.
Eyewitness testimonies suggest that he must have tried at least one hundred different keys before he was successful in entering the classroom.
77 minutes had already passed by the time that law enforcement officers entered the building and shot the gunman.
The men “put themselves at risk” to save the children, as the police chief put it, and he fully supported his officers’ efforts in this matter.
Arnulfo Reyes, a teacher at Robb High School, was injured in the shooting that took place during the tragedy, and he also saw eleven of his students pass away.
He has stated that he can never forgive them for taking so much time to confront the shooter. “I can never forgive them,”