(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) If it wasn’t for a citizen’s right to own a firearm, which President Joe Biden and his rad-left Democrat abettors want to erode, the mass shooting tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, could have been much worse.
Indeed, the quickly shifting narrative of a police force that allowed the rampage to continue looks more and more like what some might consider to be a false-flag operation—an accusation that drew outrage when popular conservative pundit Alex Jones floated it in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Jones later recanted his claim that the Newtown, Conn., massacre was staged to help the Obama administration push through gun-control legislation, although he continues to grapple with a contentious defamation lawsuit filed by the grieving parents.
But this time, even left-wing media sources are beginning to pile on the Texas Department of Public Safety officers’ delay in aggressively confronting the shooter who killed 19 students and two teachers, with some officers reportedly retreating from the active scene.
As criticism pf the local police force grows, the actions of an off-duty US Customs and Border Patrol agent are taking on new light.
Agent Jacob Albarado was in his local barbershop when he received a text from his wife, a teacher at the Uvalde elementary school where their daughter was enrolled, alerting him that there was an active shooter at the school, the New York Post relayed.
Albarado “immediately leapt out of his seat, grabbed the barber’s shotgun and sped off towards the school.” When he arrived, he found a tactical team getting ready to enter the building.
Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez told CNN that three of the department’s officers were able to enter the building, but they were “taking gunfire” and retreated to call for additional backup. That back up, apparently, was Border Patrol agent Albarado, who has been credited for killing the shooter.
Albarado and the other officers began “clearing all the classes” in his daughter’s wing of the school, he told The New York Times. Assisted by additional back-up from Ulvade police with ballistic shields, the officers were able to guide dozens of children, including Albarado’s daughter, to safety.
Why it took upwards of an hour for Texas DPS to confront the shooter, while desperate parents begged for police action and a madman was killing children, is receiving growing criticism.
A Uvalde mother was PLACED IN HANDCUFFS by Federal Marshalls on scene for attempting to enter the school to get her child. Another man was tased for trying to get his kid off a bus. All while Salvador Ramos was alive inside killing kids https://t.co/LqqhuIMGlP pic.twitter.com/CNIUZ2GYhk
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 26, 2022
“Don’t current best practices, don’t they call for officers to disable a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on site?” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Olivarez.
The Texas DPS lieutenant’s response did little to quell the controversy or criticism.
“The active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life, but also one thing that – of course, the American people need to understand — that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots,” Olivarez said.
“They are receiving gunshots. At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could’ve been killed, and that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school.”
That explanation didn’t fit with what parents said they saw at the scene.
“A lot of us were arguing with the police, ‘You all need to go in there. You all need to do your jobs.’ Their response was, ‘We can’t do our jobs because you guys are interfering,’” Javier Cazares, whose fourth-grade daughter, Jacklyn, was killed in the attack, told the AP.
“They say they rushed in,” Cazares said. “We didn’t see that.”