“Three minutes after the topic entered the (college), there was a enough variety of armed officers sporting physique armor, to isolate, distract and neutralize the topic,” McCraw instructed the Texas Senate Particular Committee to Shield All Texans.
“One hour, 14 minutes, and eight seconds. That is how lengthy the kids waited and the lecturers waited … to be rescued,” McCraw stated.
That is the most recent timeline from the director, detailing how the tragedy unfolded with the assistance of funeral residence footage, college surveillance 911 and telephone recordings and regulation enforcement physique worn digicam. (CNN has rounded the seconds within the timeline.)
The moments earlier than the assault
At roughly 11:28 a.m. on Could 24, the suspect crashes his grandmother’s pickup truck in a ditch in entrance of the college and a funeral residence, McCraw stated. The 18-year-old gunman had been dwelling along with his grandparents, whose residence was lower than 0.3 miles from the elementary college, in accordance with the director.
At about 11:29 a.m., two males from the funeral residence exit to see the crash. In the meantime, seconds later, a instructor who was inside the college calls 911 and stories a person with a gun, McCraw stated.
At roughly 11:31 a.m., after firing on the males from the funeral residence, the suspect begins taking pictures on the college from exterior, McCraw stated. The gunman fired 27 occasions whereas he was exterior, taking pictures into lecture rooms, in accordance with McCraw.
When the shooter reached the door he entered via, on the college’s west entrance, it was unlocked, McCraw stated.
(The door had been propped open by a instructor and later closed by the identical instructor earlier than the shooter entered, McCraw stated. That educator was the one who referred to as 911 a couple of man with a gun, McCraw stated.)
“In doing so, (the college useful resource officer) drove proper by the suspect, who was hunkered down behind a car, the place he started taking pictures on the college,” McCraw had stated on the time.
At Tuesday’s listening to, McCraw stated that officer reported he was heading for the topic, which additionally brought on confusion early within the police response.
Suspect enters the college
The shooter begins strolling and turns right into a hallway that leads him to the adjoining lecture rooms 111 and 112. Roughly 30 seconds after getting into the constructing, he begins firing into one of many two rooms, in accordance with the timeline.
He pulls the door of one of many rooms open and walks in, McCraw stated. In keeping with the timeline, the shooter exited and re-entered one of many lecture rooms inside moments.
Simply earlier than 11:36 a.m., three Uvalde Police Division officers with two rifles enter from the identical door because the gunman, in accordance with the timeline.
At 11:36 a.m., one officer with the Uvalde Consolidated Unbiased College District, in addition to Arredondo, the district chief, and two Uvalde Police Division officers enter via one other door of the college.
Three seconds later, three further Uvalde Police Division officers and one district officer enter via the identical door because the gunman, in accordance with the timeline.
At 11:37 a.m., the suspect, from contained in the classroom, shoots and injures officers approaching the classroom doorways. Two of these officers obtained grazing wounds, McCraw stated final month.
Greater than 100 rounds have been fired between the time the shooter first attacked the classroom to when he shot on the officers, in accordance with the timeline.
That was not the suitable report for an lively shooter, McCraw stated.
Moments later, the suspect fired one spherical, in accordance with the timeline.
Officer whose spouse was killed arrives on scene
At roughly 11:41 a.m., a Uvalde police officer says, “We imagine that he’s barricaded in one of many workplaces,” however provides, “there’s nonetheless taking pictures,” the timeline states, citing physique digicam footage.
A dispatcher asks if the door is locked. A police officer responds, “I’m not certain however now we have a hooligan to interrupt it.”
Shortly earlier than 11:42 a.m., 4 first responders enter from a hallway. “Officers proceed to flood into the actual space,” McCraw stated at Tuesday’s listening to. A number of moments later, a DPS trooper and two Uvalde law enforcement officials enter from the hallway.
At 11:44 a.m., the suspect fires one other spherical. Shortly after that, a Uvalde police officer says, “Have some officers which are out there to get everyone again,” in accordance with the timeline.
“He bought a name from his spouse. His spouse was in room 112,” McCraw stated Tuesday.
Shortly earlier than 11:51 a.m., an unknown officer says, “They should get out of the hallway,” in accordance with the physique cam footage. A Uvalde police officer says, “Chief is in there, Chief is in cost proper now, maintain on.”
Moments later, seven border patrol brokers enter via the identical constructing door because the gunman. Almost a minute after that, the primary ballistic defend enters via that door, in accordance with the timeline.
A Uvalde police officer is heard saying items have been simply “displaying up,” and asks, “Are you able to assist with crowd management?”
“So officers after 11:52 are being diverted to crowd management actions,” McCraw says.
‘Are children nonetheless in there?’
At roughly 11:53 a.m., an unknown officer tells a DPS particular agent all they want is a fringe, in accordance with the timeline.
Somebody feedback on whether or not there are nonetheless kids inside. The DPS particular agent responds, “If there’s then they simply must go in,” per the timeline.
Shortly after 11:54 a.m., a DPS particular agent enters the college constructing and is directed to the place the main target is, in accordance with the timeline. He asks an officer, “Are children nonetheless in there?” The officer responds, “It’s unknown at the moment.”
A Uvalde police officer says the shooter is in classroom 111 or 112, including, “Chief is making contact with him. Nobody has made contact with him.”
Shortly after 11:56 a.m., an unknown officer asks if authorities do not know whether or not there are kids inside. The DPS particular agent says if there are, “We have to go in there.” He repeats it a second later. The unknown officer responds: “Whoever is in cost will decide that.”
A police division channel recording says, “It’s important for everyone to let PD take level on this.” An unknown officer asks the place the gunman is, and one other responds, “The college chief of police is in there with him.”
Shortly after 11:58 a.m., the DPS particular agent says the state of affairs feels like “a hostage rescue state of affairs,” including, “they need to in all probability go in,” in accordance with the timeline.
The agent then signifies he needs to clear extra rooms within the college, in accordance with the timeline. An unknown officer asks whether or not a supervisor ought to approve that. The particular agent responds, “He is not my supervisor,” in accordance with the timeline.
Shortly after 12:03 p.m., a younger lady from inside one of many adjoining lecture rooms calls 911, identifies herself and whispers the classroom she is in, McCraw beforehand stated. The decision lasted a minute and 23 seconds. She calls again a number of minutes later and says a number of individuals are lifeless.
“She’s in room 112. And she or he was truly the one little one in room 112 that was unhurt. There (have been) eight kids killed, two lecturers killed in that room,” McCraw stated Tuesday.
In the meantime, the second ballistic defend enters the constructing. Lower than 30 seconds later, a 3rd one enters, in accordance with the timeline. “And but, there is no motion,” McCraw says through the listening to.
At roughly 12:09 p.m., a Uvalde police officer is heard on physique cam telling somebody to “get the grasp key to the rooms.”
Roughly a minute later, members of the Border Patrol’s tactical unit, BORTAC, start arriving on the college.
Arredondo requests a key, then a breaching device
At 12:11 p.m., Arredondo now requests a grasp key. Roughly three minutes later, he instructs officers to have a sniper on the roof.
At 12:13 p.m., the lady calls 911 once more, McCraw stated beforehand.
Just a little after 12:15 p.m., a BORTAC member arrives contained in the constructing.
Round 12:16 p.m., the lady calls 911 once more and tells dispatchers there are eight to 9 college students alive, McCraw has stated.
Across the identical time, Arredondo is heard via physique cam footage saying he wants a key. A couple of minute after that, he’s heard telling folks to attend, including, “Nobody is available in,” in accordance with the physique digicam footage.
At 12:19 p.m., one other particular person calls 911 from one of many adjoining lecture rooms and hangs up when one other scholar tells her to, McCraw stated final month.
In the meantime, a fourth ballistic defend enters the constructing. The suspect then fires 4 rounds.
The timeline then quotes from physique cam footage that provides a glimpse into Arredondo’s actions within the minutes earlier than the taking pictures:
Shortly after 12:21 p.m., he’s heard asking for a breaching device.
After 12:23 p.m., Arredondo says, “We have misplaced two children. These partitions are skinny. If he begins taking pictures we will lose extra children. I hate to say now we have put these to the facet proper now.” He then tries to speak with the suspect in English and Spanish.
“Your entire communication was at all times one-way. The suspect by no means communicated, so it was not communication,” McCraw stated Tuesday.
At roughly 12:26 p.m., an officer says there is a instructor shot inside, and one other officer responds, “I do know.”
‘Persons are going to ask why we’re taking so lengthy.’
At roughly 12:27 p.m., Arredondo is heard saying: “Persons are going to ask why we’re taking so lengthy. We’re making an attempt to protect the remainder of the life,” in accordance with the timeline.
Seconds later, he asks if there is a workforce prepared and roughly a minute later, is heard saying he would get extra keys to check on the door. Seconds later, he says the grasp keys should not working.
McCraw stated Tuesday there was multiple grasp key for the lecture rooms within the college, which might clarify why the one Arredondo had didn’t work.
At 12:30 p.m., Arredondo says authorities have cleared out everybody within the college aside from the adjoining lecture rooms, in accordance with the timeline. He provides they’re able to breach however that the room’s door is locked.
Greater than three minutes later, he provides, “I say we breach via these home windows and shoot his f**king head via the home windows.”
After 12:35 p.m., the Hooligan breaching device enters the college. In the meantime, Arredondo makes an attempt to speak to the suspect once more shortly after in each English and Spanish.
At 12:36 p.m., the scholar who initially referred to as 911 calls once more, is instructed to be very quiet and tells dispatchers, “He shot the door,” McCraw beforehand stated. She would later go on to ask dispatchers a number of occasions to ship the police.
At roughly 12:41 p.m., Arredondo is heard saying authorities imagine there are accidents within the room, in accordance with the timeline. He provides shortly after that the remainder of the constructing has been evacuated, so “we would not have anymore apart from what’s already in there.”
At roughly 12:42 p.m., the timeline states the district chief is once more heard saying authorities are having hassle getting within the room due to the locked door. “He is bought an AR-15 and he is taking pictures in all places like loopy,” he says, including the gunman has stopped.
A couple of minute later, Arredondo says they want extra keys. Three minutes later, he’s heard telling others, “If y’all are able to do it, you do it, however you must distract him out that window,” in accordance with the timeline.
Shortly earlier than 12:48 p.m., a sledgehammer enters the constructing.
At 12:50:03 p.m., authorities enter the room and shoot and kill the gunman. Seven officers went in, with 4 getting into first, adopted by three extra, McCraw stated. 5 officers fired on the topic, he added.
CNN’s Jarrod Wardwell and Amanda Watts contributed to this report.