×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: greg abbott | texas | uvalde | mass shooting | law enforcement | school | safety

Gov. Abbott: Results of Uvalde Probe 'Beyond Disturbing'

greg abbott speaks to the media during a news conference
Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 July 2022 06:30 PM EDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the findings from the state House's report into the mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school "beyond disturbing" Monday.

The Republican governor also promised his cabinet will work with the state legislature and local officials to enact "critical changes" concerning police response.

"With multiple investigations still ongoing, including those by the Texas Senate, FBI, and Texas Rangers, we will begin working with the legislature to develop and implement the necessary changes to improve public safety, school safety, and mental health assessment and treatment," the governor said.

Abbott has already taken several executive actions in the fallout of the shooting, including investing $5 million into Uvalde's Family Resiliency Center, providing the county with more than $105 million in school security aid, and directing state authorities to conduct school safety reviews across Texas.

His statement comes after the Texas state House released its long-awaited report detailing "systematic failures" in the Uvalde Police Department and state officials, The Texas Tribune reported.

Nearly 400 officers were said to be on the scene during the attack but did not rush 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who killed 21 (19 children and two teachers). Of those at the scene, around 150 were border patrol agents and 91 were state police officials.

"These local officials were not the only ones expected to supply the leadership needed during this tragedy," according to the report. "Hundreds of responders from numerous law enforcement agencies — many of whom were better trained and better equipped than the school district police — quickly arrived on the scene."

In addition, an 80-minute hallway video obtained during the report shows officers idling and not engaging the shooter as he entered classrooms, causing considerable outrage.

© 2023 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the findings from the state House's report into the mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school "beyond disturbing" Monday.
greg abbott, texas, uvalde, mass shooting, law enforcement, school, safety
283
2022-30-18
Monday, 18 July 2022 06:30 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved