(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – There are still so many unanswered questions regarding the shooting that took place last week at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Why did local law enforcement essentially refuse to take action and pursue the shooter?
Why were little children allowed to be maniacally gunned down while law enforcement stood outside, refusing to let anyone in the school? How many children could have been saved from their injuries had there been a quicker, more appropriate response?
We may never have the answer to those questions but one thing we do know is that the school shooter was eventually taken down by a Border Patrol agent who had grown frustrated with being forced to wait outside and do nothing.
This agent sustained injuries in the chaos of trying to stop the slaughter.
According to KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas, images of the unnamed agent were released to ABC News. The images show the head wound the agent reportedly sustained during the shootout, as well as a baseball cap with a hole in it.
The agent is a member of an elite Border Patrol tactical unit known as BORTAC and agents of this group exchanged fire with 18-year-old Salvador Ramos just before he was ultimately killed by the unknown agent.
National security professional Alex Plitsas said it right when he tweeted the photos of the agent’s injury and said, “The word Hero is overused. Not in this case.”
The agent’s hat was ripped by a bullet, according to the Washington Examiner:
Had the bullet hit the agent just one inch in a different direction it could have been the agent who ended up dead rather than the shooter.
The BORTAC agents entered the school “on their own initiative” after growing frustrated and anxious by the slow to non-existent response of local police, according to NBC News’ Ken Dilanian.
New: Border Patrol tactical agents who breached the classroom and killed the shooter acted on their own initiative after mounting frustration, sources tell @JuliaEAinsley
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 27, 2022
The agents had become irritated with local law enforcement’s insistence that they remain outside. According to National Review, after 30 minutes had gone by, they entered Robb Elementary School and breached the classroom, eventually putting an end to the entire ordeal.
In the aftermath, the Texas Department of Public Safety was forced to admit that the lack of any attempt to engage the shooter in the school where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed, “was the wrong decision.”
On 40 minute delay in police engaging the suspect inside Robb Elementary School, officials say, "a decision was made that this was a barricaded subject…there was time to retrieve the keys."
— ABC News (@ABC) May 27, 2022
There were certainly some major missteps by local law enforcement, to say the least. There were many officers who just stuck by the order they were given while children were being murdered inside the school and left to bleed out.
Parents begged and pleaded with law enforcement officers to do something or even just to let them go in themselves, but officers refused to be moved.
BORTAC agents, however, ignored orders and took action, doing what was needed.
It’s unfathomable how any law enforcement officers could simply stand by while there was an active shooter inside an elementary school.
“The devastating injuries that many of those kids sustained, there’s no doubt some of those children bled to death while waiting for police to make entry,” said CNN law enforcement analyst and former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
“There’s just no question in my mind that probably took place. There’s no way you can justify that.”
Indeed, there is no defense for the inaction of law enforcement during this event.
Thank God for the BORTAC agents and their refusal to stand idly by.
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