Yuvarde teachers said active shooter training set the children “like a duck” for shooters.
Arnulfo Reyes Talked to Good Morning America He had the children hidden under the table before the slaughter.
The shooter killed 11 of his students, 8 other children and 2 adults.
Injured Texas teacher killed 11 students May 24 Mass shootings In Yuvalde, he said aggressive shooting training set the children “like a duck” for shooters.
“Everything was too fast. Training, no training, all kinds of training. There is nothing to prepare for this,” Arnulfo Reyes said. Good morning, America In an emotional interview aired on Tuesday.
Reyes was teaching a fourth grade class in Room 111 of Rob Elementary School on the day the shooter entered school, slaughtering 19 children and two adults.
He said his students were watching a movie after the year-end celebration when they heard the gunshots. Reyes told the children to hide under the table and behave as if they were sleeping, he says. However, the shooter jumped into the room and fired, shooting Reyes twice and killing all his students.
“We trained the kids to sit under the table, and that’s what I thought at the time, but we set them up like ducks,” visibly upset. Said Reyes. “You can give us all the training you want, but the law must be changed.”
He said he “did his best” for what he was told to do, and apologized to his student’s family in tears.
Reyes told GMA that he felt “absolutely” abandoned by the police that day and “there is no excuse for their actions.”
Texas officials have been severely criticized for how the shootings were deployed and how they handled the aftermath — More than a dozen changes On the slaughter timeline.
Police officers were on the scene within minutes of the school shooting, but were delayed by more than an hour before confronting the shooter in the school classroom.Texas Law Enforcement Agency Divert the blame to the school police chiefIt is said that he did not dispatch an officer because he thought the children were no longer in danger.
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