Full video: Surveillance footage showing officers in hallway of Uvalde school released after officials meet with victims’ families

An investigative report and videos have been released, answering many questions surrounding the mass shooting that left 19 elementary school students and two teachers dead. KPRC 2's Robert Arnold breaks down the findings.

UVALDE, Texas – Answers are being revealed two months after 19 students and two teachers were killed in Uvalde.

On Sunday, families met with Texas House committee members who investigated what happened at Robb Elementary on May 24. The families also received a copy of the investigation report and reviewed the full 77-minute surveillance video released earlier this week by the Austin American-Statesman.

The findings in the report were expected to offer the most complete account to date of the bewildering inaction by fully armed police officers who massed in the hallway of the school but waited more than an hour before breaching a fourth-grade classroom.



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The committee had scheduled a private meeting with Uvalde families to discuss their findings before releasing the report to the public.

Flowers that had been piled high in the city’s central square had been removed as of Sunday, leaving a few stuffed animal maps scattered around the fountains alongside photos of some of the children who were killed.

The nearly 80-minute hallway surveillance video published by the Austin American-Statesman this week publicly showed for the first time a hesitant and haphazard tactical response, which the head of Texas’ state police has condemned as a failure and some Uvalde residents have blasted as cowardly.

Calls for police accountability have grown in Uvalde since the shooting. So far, only one officer from the scene of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history is known to be on leave.

The report is the result of one of several investigations into the shooting, including another led by the Justice Department. A report earlier this month by tactical experts at Texas State University alleged that a Uvalde police officer had a chance to stop the gunman before he went inside the school armed with an AR-15.

But in an example of the conflicting statements and disputed accounts since the shooting, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin has said that never happened. That report had been done at the request of the Texas Department of Public Safety, which McLaughlin has increasingly criticized and accused of trying to minimize the role of its troopers during the massacre.

Steve McCraw, the head of Texas DPS, has called the police response an abject failure.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The House Committee released its report Sunday as officials began meeting with family members of the victims on the findings. KPRC 2's Robert Arnold provides a brief breakdown on a couple of main points that stood out.


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