Probe Could Shed Light on Police Time Lapse in Uvalde Deaths

Officers in Uvalde, Texas, took more than an hour to kill a shooter who massacred 19 children.

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People visit a memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. On May 24, 2022, an 18-year-old entered the school and fatally shot several children and teachers. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Since the Columbine High School massacre more than 20 years ago, police have been trained to quickly confront shooters in the horrific attacks that have followed. But officers in Uvalde, Texas, took more than an hour to kill a shooter who massacred 19 children, a lapse of time that will likely be a key part of a Justice Department probe into the police response. The rare federal review comes amid growing, agonized questions and shifting…

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