Police officers responding to the Uvalde massacre of 19 children and two teachers whine about their fears of getting shot in newly leaked bodycam footage from the day of the tragedy.

Nearly 400 law enforcement officers from different agencies responded to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in May, but waited outside the building for over an hour while 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos slaughtered his way through two classrooms of children.

In the footage, heavily armed officers with bullet proof vests from the Texas Department of Public Safety [DPS] linger outside.

“Want to jump the f—–g gate or what?” asks one officer in the video obtained by a San Antonio, Texas TV station.

“What is the safest way to do this? I’m not trying to get clapped out,” responded the second DPS trooper.

The leaked footage captured moments of confusion, as officers were unsure how many victims were in the classroom with the shooter and which rooms had already been cleared by law enforcement.
The leaked footage captured moments of confusion, as officers were unsure how many victims were in the classroom with the shooter and which rooms had already been cleared by law enforcement.
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“Me neither,” said the first officer.

“I also don’t like standing right by the windows where we can get shot, bro,” add the second officer.

The video also showed confusion and chaos, with officers unsure about basic facts, such as who had been shot and who was in the classroom with the shooter, and a continued hesitation to take action.

In the new footage, two Texas Department of Public Safety officers can be heard saying they don't want to get shot.
In the new footage, two Texas Department of Public Safety officers can be heard saying they don’t want to get shot.
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An army of 376 law enforcement officers responded to the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 149 Border Patrol officers; 91 members of the Texas Department of Public Safety; 14 from the Department of Homeland Security; 25 from the Uvalde Police Department; 16 from the San Antonio Police Department and 16 from the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, according to a report by Texas lawmakers. 
An army of 376 law enforcement officers responded to the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 149 Border Patrol officers; 91 members of the Texas Department of Public Safety; 14 from the Department of Homeland Security; 25 from the Uvalde Police Department; 16 from the San Antonio Police Department and 16 from the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, according to a report by Texas lawmakers. 
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"God this is so sad, dude. He shot kids, bro," DPS Sgt. Juan Maldonado can be heard saying in the video. Maldonado, who was recently fired for his actions the day of the shooting.
“God this is so sad, dude. He shot kids, bro,” DPS Sgt. Juan Maldonado can be heard saying in the video. Maldonado, who was recently fired for his actions the day of the shooting.
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“You’re going to put yourself in danger,” one officer can be heard asking another officer.

Eventually a classroom door was breached and Ramos was shot, but a scathing report by Texas lawmakers released in July blasted the law enforcement response to the tragedy.

The video surfaced hours before the Texas Department of Public Safety held a public meeting where elected officials and parents of the murdered Uvalde children were able to address DPS brass, including the head of the investigation, DPS Director Steven McCraw.

The victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting.
The victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting.
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In previous public statements to the families of the victims, McCraw said he would resign if his troopers had “any culpability” in the botched police response.

“Are you a man of your word?” asked Brett Cross, whose 10-year-old nephew Uziyah Garcia was killed, as he confronted McCraw Thursday morning.

“Absolutely,” McCraw responded.

Family members of Robb Elementary School mass shooting victim Uziyah Garcia gather at a memorial at the City of Uvalde Town Square.
Family members of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting victim Uziyah Garcia gather at a memorial at the City of Uvalde Town Square.
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“Then resign,” Cross said.

Before the meeting ended, McCraw maintained his stance that DPS officers did their job.

“I can tell you this right now: DPS as an institution, right now, did not fail the community — plain and simple,” McCraw said.

Following the massacre, various officials have been fired including DPS Sgt. Juan Maldonado, who was at the scene during the shooting.

Uvalde schools police chief Pete Arredondo was fired in August and the entire school district police force was suspended earlier this month.



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