Uvalde commissioners launch review of police procedure that had no active shooter policy

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Three Uvlade, Texas county commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to launch an independent after-action review of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office because of their response to the massacre at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Local news reports that the county will “enter into an agreement with an as-yet undetermined firm or individual” to review what operating procedures need to be implemented in the wake of the shooting.

County Commissioner John Yeackle said that, “We didn’t have an active shooter policy at the county. That is not surprising because many small communities never think that it will happen to them and don’t have a written policy to that effect.”

The active shooter, Salvador Ramos, entered the school at 11:33 am and massacred 21 children and two teachers.

Police were on the scene in minutes but did not charge the unlocked classroom door behind which Ramos hid. Before Ramos was eventually killed at 12:50, almost an hour and a half later, over 400 law enforcement arrived on the scene.

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