Uvalde Police faces new scrutiny as new information is released surrounding the events and timeline of Robb Elementary School shooting on Tuesday.
Frantic Uvalde parents who were urging police to storm Robb Elementary School building are releasing videos and photos showing them being handcuffed and restrained amid school massacre.
“They were doing nothing.” Angeli Rose Gomez told Wall Street Journal “They were just standing outside the fence. They weren’t going in there or running anywhere.”
Gomez has two children in second and third grade and she reportedly drove 40 miles to the school after hearing of the live shooting.
Desperate to rescue her children, she urged Uvalde police to enter the school and they did not.
As Gomez grew increasingly frustrated, federal marshals put Gomez in handcuffs and told her she was under arrest for intervening in an active investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Despite being handcuffed, Gomez was able to convince an Uvalde officer that she knew to have the marshal uncuff her and she managed to move away from the crowd, jump the fence and run inside where she was reunited with her sons.
Gomez says there were other parents also trying to get inside to rescue their children and they were getting tackled and even pepper-sprayed by police.
Angel Garza, whose daughter was killed, was handcuffed after trying to run into the school when he heard that a ‘girl named Amerie’ had been shot.
Garza later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper his heartbreaking story of how he found out his daughter was killed in the attack.
This story is still developing. Check back for updates.