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The Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that killed at least 18 children was the subject of remarks by President Biden at the White House. He called on Americans to push their elected officials to take action on gun violence.

The official account of what happened during the shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is under scrutiny.

The governor of Texas praised the police for their response to the massacre that killed 19 kids and two teachers. A Border Patrol officer shot and killed the man.

The reality is horrible, but it could have been worse. They ran towards gunfire for the purpose of saving lives. They were able to save lives because of their quick response getting on the scene and being able to eliminate the shooter. Not enough.

Greg Abbott and a dozen or so other people are on stage behind a table with microphones in front of a red curtain and American flag.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials hold a press conference to provide updates on the Uvalde elementary school shooting, at Uvalde High School on Wednesday. (Photo by Allison Dinner/AFP)

The Associated Press reported late Wednesday that police waited outside the school for at least 40 minutes while parents and onlookers urged them to do something.

The father of Jacklyn Cazares, who was killed in the attack, told the AP that the cops weren't doing anything like they were supposed to.

Cazares told the Washington Post that police officers told them to move back after hearing gunshots. We wanted to destroy the building. We wanted to get our babies out because we were so worried.

A nearly seven-minute video posted to social media seems to support the AP's story, showing police restraining parents outside of the school, including holding one person on the ground. Uvalde, a small city of 16,000 people, spends 40% of its annual budget on police.

The AP reported that the shooter barricaded himself inside the school by locking the door. Border Patrol had to get a staff member with a key to open the locked classroom door.

The bottom line is law enforcement was there. They engaged immediately. The director of the Department of Public Safety told reporters that they contained Ramos in the classroom.

Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial outside Robb Elementary School on Wednesday. (Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Law enforcement didn't give a televised press conference on Tuesday. Abbott spoke briefly about the shooting before attending a campaign event. The school district leadership gave statements.

The shooter was pinned down by officials so he couldn't get to other areas of the school. NBC News reported early Thursday morning that it appears the information initially provided by Texas law enforcement officials was incorrect for the second time. The first officer that encountered the shooter did not stop him. He wasn't pinned down, but he appears to have locked himself in a classroom.

The initial claim that the shooter was wearing body armor was not correct.

Texas state troopers outside Robb Elementary School on Wednesday. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In an interview with San Antonio outlet KENS 5, a fourth graders said that police officers actions may have caused another child to get shot.

When the cops came, the cop said "Yell if you need help!" and one of the people in my class said "help." The guy shot at the cop. The cops started shooting.

The two teachers in the classroom were killed. The student said they were nice teachers who went in front of my classmates to help. To save them.

The lieutenant of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN that they were still gathering information on what happened and why it took officers so long to enter the building.

As a father myself, I would want to go in too, but it is a volatile situation.

The school had a video that the FBI was looking for.

We are trying to establish every single timeline, but we have not been able to do that as of right now. We estimate it to take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour.

The exact details of the initial confrontation between the shooter and the school resource officer are still being gathered. The initial report he had received was that there was gunfire between the two, but it had yet to be verified.

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