Teacher closed propped open door before Texas mass school shooting, police say

State police said Tuesday that a teacher at Robb Elementary School opened an exterior door, which law enforcement said was a gunman who broke in and killed 19 students and that two teachers had closed the door, but it did not close.

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Investigators initially said the teacher had held the door open with a rock before entering the school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 of 18-year-old Salvador Ramos and had not removed it. Investigators have now determined that the teacher, who has not been identified, said Travis Considine, chief communications officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, when he realized there was a shooter on the campus, removed the rock and closed the door. done.

Considine said the teacher initially held the door open, but ran back inside to get his phone and called 911 when Ramos crashed his truck.

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“She got back on her phone, she heard someone shouting, ‘He has a gun!’ Removed the rock, Considine said.