The mother who bravely rescued her own children during the Uvalde mass shooting finally spoke out about the lack of police response to the deadly school massacre.
Angeli Gomez, a mother of two children at Robb Elementary School, explained on Thursday how she was handcuffed by U.S. Marshalls for attempting to rush the school.
“Right away, as soon as I parked my car, US Marshals started coming towards my car saying I wasn’t allowed to be parked there,” Gomez told CBS News. “He said, ‘We’re going to have to arrest you because you’re being very uncooperative,’ and I said, ‘Well, you’re going to have to arrest me because I’m going in there, and I’m telling you right now — I don’t see none of y’all in there.’”
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“I told one of the officers, ‘I don’t need you to protect me. Get away from me. I don’t need your protection. If anything, I need you to go in with me to go protect my kids,’” she said.
Gomez said the police were too busy corralling the parents outside the school to bother with actually neutralizing the shooter and protecting the children.
“Nothing was being done,” Gomez said. “If anything, [law enforcement] were being more aggressive on us parents that were willing to go in there.”
Gomez explained that while in the school, she didn’t see “one officer” inside the building while “gunshots were still active.”
“They were not in there. There was no one in there,” she said.
“They could have saved many more lives. They could have gone into the classroom and maybe two or three would have been gone but they could have saved the whole, more, the whole class,” she continued. “They could have done something, gone through the window, sniped him through the window. Something, but nothing was being done.”
Additionally, Gomez was told by “someone in law enforcement” that if “she kept talking to the media and sharing her story she might face some kind of violation for obstruction of justice,” CBS News reported.
Gomez’s remarks come as the Uvalde Police Department is reportedly no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the shooting in the wake a DPS spokesman claiming the police’s 75-minute delayed response was “the wrong decision.”
Watch Gomez’s full interview:
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