The parents of the children who lived through the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, have finally been given access to shoc
The parents of the children who lived through the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, have finally been given access to shocking footage of the aftermath.
Harrowing video shows the surviving children’s horror as they escaped the building when police reached them over an hour after the shooting began.
Nearly a year after the tragedy, CNN made the rare decision of showing the footage to the parents of five of the survivors of Room 112, where shooter Salvador Ramos killed 19 fourth graders and two teachers.
Survivor Khloie Torres, who covered herself in her classmates’ blood to play dead, is seen on the video aboard a school bus taking survivors to the hospital.
Fellow survivor AJ Martinez is also seen on the bus after being shot though his right thigh as he hid under backpacks.
Survivor Khloie Torres, who covered herself in her classmates’ blood to play dead, is seen on the video aboard a school bus taking survivors to the hospital
Jaydien Canizales is seen sobbing as he exits the classroom after being trapped with the gunman for a traumatizing 77 minutes
‘I want to see … how they suffered and why they suffered so long,’ said Miah Cerrillo’s father Miguel
The shocking footage also shows Jaydien Canizales sobbing as he exits the classroom after being trapped with the gunman for a traumatizing 77 minutes.
Jaydien had hidden under a table during the shooting.
Officers are seen lining the blood-soaked hallways as kids start emerging from the classroom as they’re urged to ‘Move! Move! Move!’ and keep their hands up.
‘There’s Jaydien, there’s AJ, Khloie, Miah,’ the parents reportedly said as they watched the footage and cried.
The mothers of five of the survivors watched the footage through tears and emphasized they wanted the world to see how their kids suffered, according to CNN.
The parents also accused Uvalde authorities of going silent on them following the tragedy.
‘We’ve only been called once or twice to the DA’s office at the beginning and now we haven’t been told nothing, said Kassandra Chavez.
‘I want to see … how they suffered and why they suffered so long,’ said Miah Cerrilo’s father Miguel.
Typically it would be up to law enforcement to release such materials, but Uvalde District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee has blocked access to the footage until her inquiry is complete.
Five mothers of Uvalde survivors watched footage of the aftermath of the shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead
Previously released video shows how it took officers a full 77-minutes to breach the door to the classrooms
Ramos entered the school at 11:33am, and wasn’t shot dead until 12:50pm
Disregarding the DA’s instructions, Uvalde mayor Don McLaughlin previously gave CNN access to bodycam footage of first responders inside the school as they waited to confront the gunman.
McLaughlin told the network he was frustrated with the investigation into the botched police response to the shooting.
CNN declined to share the footage of the shooting’s aftermath with DailyMail.com.
Gunman Ramos was inside the school building for 77 minutes before police reached the locked door with a key and killed him.
Investigation revealed that the school district police chief wrongly believed the situation was no longer an active shooter, and ordered tactical teams not to enter the classroom.
Parents, community members and politicians alike are outraged by the response to the shooting, with some alleging if authorities had acted sooner children who had been shot might still be alive.
A previously released video first published by the Austin American-Statesman shows how it took officers a full 77-minutes to breach the door to the classrooms where Ramos unloaded more than 100 rounds into his victims.
Ramos entered the school at 11:33am, and wasn’t shot dead until 12:50pm.
The gunman wasn’t stopped until Border Patrol agents entered the building and shot and killed him.