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Texas Police Say ‘Wrong Decision’ Not to Break Into Classroom During Shooting

  • Police said they believed the gunman was barricaded alone
  • Incident commander in place thought no children were at risk
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Not Breaking Into Class Was Wrong Decision: Texas Police
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Police in Texas didn’t try to break down the classroom door where 19 children and two teachers were killed on Tuesday because they believed the gunman was barricaded alone and that no one was at risk. 

It was the “wrong decision” not to break into the room, Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Friday at a press conference near the school.