Cops responding to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting ran away from the gunshots while 19 children and two teachers were left to die in their classrooms, according to new footage of the horrifying attack published Tuesday.

The bombshell video, first obtained by the Austin-American Statesman, shows how police officers dilly-dallied in the hallway of Robb Elementary School instead of going after 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos as he systematically slaughtered 21 people on May 24.

The 77-minute-long clip shows officers rushing into the school just minutes after Ramos began his rampage, but rather than confront him, they then stop and linger — with one cop even seen using hand sanitizer and checking his phone. 

The cops are also captured fleeing down the hallway when Ramos fires shots in their direction, according to the footage, taken from school security cameras.

It validates damning reports that local cops failed to stop the bloodbath despite being just yards away from the shooter.

In the lengthy video, heavily armed officers are seen walking around in the hallway, leaving, coming back, talking to each other, and making calls during precious moments when they could have been trying to stop Ramos.

Video of the cops responding to the school.
Cops responding to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting ran away from the gunshots while 21 children were left to die in their classrooms, bombshell new footage shows.
Video of cops walking down the hallway.
Video shows officers fleeing down the hallway when gunman Salvador Ramos fired shots in their direction.
Video of Ramos with a gun.
Ramos was killed in the attack, but 77 minutes after he launched his killing spree.

It is not until 77 minutes in that the cops finally breach the classroom where Ramos, who died in the attack, had slaughtered innocent kids.

In one moment during the recording, more than 45 minutes after they arrived on the scene, an officer in a helmet and vest is seen using a wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispenser. That same officer is also seen looking at his phone. 

Footage shows a cop reach for hand sanitizer during the chaos.
Footage shows a cop reach for hand sanitizer during the chaos.
Cops have been under fire for their response to the massacre.
Cops have been under fire for their response to the massacre.

The footage also shows the cops’ fruitless hunt for keys to the classroom — which turned out to not even be locked.

The video was scheduled to be released by state lawmakers Sunday. Officials had said they wanted to give grieving families the opportunity to view the video privately before its release. It’s unclear if that has occurred.

Police run away from the shooting.
The video is likely to further fuel anger for the devastated parents.
Cops stand in the hallway.
The video validates damning reports that local cops failed to stop the bloodbath despite being just yards away from the shooter.
Children run to safety after escaping from a window during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022.
Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the massacre.
via REUTERS

A spokesperson for Texas House Representative Dustin Burrows, the chairman of the state committee investigating the shooting, told the Post Tuesday, “At this point, we are holding true to our word to share it with families as part of our report.”

The Statesmen released an edited version of the footage that shows key moments of the day’s events. The paper also noted it edited out “the sound of children screaming.”

The video is likely to further fuel anger for the devastated parents, many of whom waited outside the school while Ramos was shooting and were barred from entering and trying to save their children.



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