White House says Uvalde shooting report ‘devastating’

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre said Monday that the Texas legislators’ findings regarding the shocking inaction of law enforcement during Uvalde, Texas school shooting were “devastating” .”

” “It’s devastating…and frankly inacceptable,” Jean-Pierre said to reporters during a briefing at the White House. It raises more questions about how law enforcement responded .”


Ms. Jean-Pierre said President Biden was aware of the 77-page report, which was released Sunday. The Department of Justice has launched an independent investigation into the law enforcement response of the shooting that left two teachers and 19 kids dead.

A special Texas House investigation committee released a report that criticized a lack of leadership among roughly 400 state, local and federal officers on the scene. The investigation found that the Robb Elementary school was the scene of the shooting and the officers arrived on the spot but didn’t enter the room where the shooter was for over an hour.

” No department or individual appeared to assume a leadership role in order to direct and coordinate a rapid response to the incident,” said the report.

The report also criticised Peter Arredondo (ex-chief of Uvalde School district Police), concluding that Arredondo should have led and coordinated the response from law enforcement.

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