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Systemic Failures: Investigation Reveals Shortcomings of Uvalde School Shooting Response

Initial disclosures of the response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, were inaccurate, based on secondhand knowledge from officers who were on the scene at the school and then repeated by officials. To correct the record and provide a full account to the victims’ families, the Texas House of Representatives created a special investigative committee that interviewed witnesses, reviewed crime scene photos, audio and video recordings, and 911 calls, as well as additional documentation of the shooting.
 
“Other than the attacker, the committee did not find any ‘villains’ in the course of its investigation,” the committee found. “There is no one to whom we can attribute malice or ill motives. Instead, we found systematic failures and egregiously poor decision making.”

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