Uvalde, Texas Police Officers Change Their Official Account
They now say the teacher didn’t leave door propped open before shooting
Four days after saying that the gunman who massacred children in a Uvalde, Tex., elementary school had gotten inside through a door “propped open by a teacher,” the state agency investigating the massacre now says the educator had closed the door.
The teacher shut the door behind her, but it "did not lock as it should [have]," Travis Considine, chief of communications with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday. "And now investigators are looking into why that was."
This latest account came Tuesday, a week after a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers inside Robb Elementary School in the country’s deadliest school massacre in nearly a decade. Authorities in Texas are facing criticism both for their response to the shooting and their public accounts of what happened, which have included statements, details and narratives that officials later amended, revised or withdrew entirely.
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