The tragic death of 21 people has left most in mourning although there are some people, particularly the parents and guardians of students, criticizing the timeliness of police intervention.

Salvador Ramos breached the doors to the Robb Elementary School about 40 minutes to an hour, something that only happened when a staff member gave them a key.

A parent, identified as Jacinto Cazares feels that police officer did not act sooner to prevent the gunman from shooting innocent civilians. He raced to the school when he heard about the shooting and saw police still gathered outside the school.

“’Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,’” he said and told others at the scene. “More could have been done.”

“There was at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn’t do a darn thing [until] it was far too late,” the father of a 10-year-old victim said in a report by ABC News.

Additionally, a witness who lived near the school said that onlookers were urging officers to do something when the gunfire began.

There were several local and state police as well as 80 Border Patrol Officers at the scene. Four the Border Patrol Officers entered the school and killed Ramos according to a Customs and Border Protection official.

But as far as Juan Carranza is concerned, authorities should have entered the premises earlier.

“There were more of them, there was just one of him,” he said.

According to US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, they did not hesitate and immediately came up with a plan when they arrived.

“They didn’t hesitate. They came up with a plan,” Ortiz said to CNN. “They entered that classroom and they took care of the situation as quickly as they possibly could.”

Salvador reportedly crashed his truck and then grabbed his AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, shooting but missing two people.

The 18-year-old would rush into the school and shoot at two Uvalde police officers outside the building. It was not mentioned if school security shot back at Salvador.

From there, Ramos locked himself in one of the school’s classrooms and started shooting at fourth-grade students and teachers.

“I’m a gun owner and I do not blame the weapons used in this tragedy. I’m angry how easy it is to get one and how young you can be to purchase one,” Cazares said.

Mass Shooting At Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas Leaves 21 Dead Including Shooter
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