Local law enforcement asked them to wait, and then instructed HSI agents to help pull children out of the windows.
The BORTAC team, armed with tactical gear, at first did not move toward the gunman.
After approximately 30 minutes passed, however, the federal agents opted of their own volition to lead the “stack” of officers inside the school and take down the shooter.
“From the benefit of hindsight where I’m sitting now, of course, it was not the right decision.
Arredondo was not present among law enforcement officials standing with McCraw on Friday, and McCraw did not explicitly name him.
McCraw said Friday that two students inside the school dialed 911 multiple times during the shooting and begged authorities for help.
At 12:47 p.m., one of the students called a 911 operator and said “please send the police now.”. »