According to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, there were no security officers present at the school during the shooting despite claims from the left-wing media.
“We were told that there was a security officer and they were a little hazy on how the engagement went, but that a security officer was there. Well, it turned out he was not on campus. He drove on to the campus, but he was not on campus, as we were told and led to believe.” Patrick said just before slamming the police for their 45-minute response time.
Security officers would likely be effective in stopping school shooters… if they were trained properly and actually showed up to work.
He said that the 45-minute wait to enter the building was a “bad decision, and that decision cost lives.”
He also clarified that many of the shots heard ringing out as officers waited outside were likely rounds being fired at the door and wall to hold officers off and keep them out of the building.
“No one mentioned the fact that there was this 45-minute-to-an-hour hold by the chief of the police of the school district while there were still shots being fired. Now, we believe that most of those shots were being fired into the door of the wall to hold back law enforcement. But we don’t know.”
“And so imagine the parent who has to go through this for the rest of their life and they will be thinking, ‘Was my child still alive and could have been saved?’ So that was another fact that we weren’t told. And so this is heartbreaking. This is horrendous.” Patrick concluded.