CHILLING audio of 911 calls has confirmed reports of children calling for help while they were trapped in a classroom with the Uvalde shooter.
New audio has been released of dispatchers telling officers that children were calling for help from within Robb Elementary as law enforcement waited outside.
The dispatcher tells police a child is on the line who is in a room "full of victims," reports Good Morning America. She asks if any officers are inside the building.
Another call came in moments later with more frantic pleas for police intervention. Even later, a third call told officials there were eight or nine victims in the room.
The gunman was left inside the classroom for 77 minutes while 19 officers waited in the hallway while many others were outside.
Texas authorities say the school district's police chief wrongly believed there was no longer an active shooting situation and was instead a suspect barricaded in a classroom.
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Because of this, he ordered local officials not to enter the classroom while the children desperately called for help.
Ultimately, federal agents defied local orders and went into the building, killing the shooter and rescuing the children.
It has come to light that just two months ago the Uvalde school district hosted an active shooter training for its small police force.
The course stated officer's first priority is to "move in and confront the attacker."
One of the teachers killed, Eva Mireles, 44, was married to Uvalde School District police officer Ruben Ruiz, who held the active shooter drill.
The 16-year veteran was seen posing as an active shooter as he taught the high school students how to react during a school shooting.
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Outrage from parents
One victim who was shot during the Texas elementary school massacre bled to death while cops waited more than an hour to storm the building and kill the gunman, her heartbroken family say.
The girl died from her wounds before police entered the classroom at Robb Elementary School but might have survived if authorities had acted earlier, claims Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez.
According to Gutierrez, the girl’s mother has told him that it was possible an earlier response might have saved her life.
“Her child had been shot by one bullet through the back through the kidney area,” Gutierrez told CNN.
“The first responder that they eventually talked to said that their child likely bled out.”
Jennifer Gaitan was one of the first parents to arrive.
Gaitan, who has spoken to multiple media outlets, said on CNN that she heard and witnessed officers' responses to parents.
The frantic mom claims that she begged the police to do something.
And while she was one of the first to arrive on the scene, it was about two hours until she was reunited with her daughter, Jazlynn.
Timeline of shooting
Salvador Ramos, 18, was not confronted by officials before entering the school to unleash the massacre that left two teachers and 19 students dead.
He entered the school through a door that was unlocked, Texas authorities said.
Officials added that they're still investigating why the door was unlocked.
After going through the backdoor, the gunman went through a sliding door that connected the empty room to another classroom, where the carnage unfolded.
Abbott also revealed that 30 minutes before the school shooting unfolded, Ramos, posted: "I'm going to shoot my grandmother."
In a follow-up post, he wrote: "I shot my grandmother," according to Abbott.
Less than 15 minutes later, Ramos posted: "I'm going to shoot an elementary school," the Texas governor said during Wednesday's press conference.
Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC’s Today that all the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom.
Olivarez said Ramos barricaded himself inside the classroom, “shooting anyone that was in his way."
As the suspect shot at responding police officers, authorities were going around the campus, breaking windows and trying to evacuate children and staff.
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They were then able to force entry into the classroom where the shooter was.
Ramos was reportedly a high school dropout with no known criminal or mental health history.
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