"Given the choice of being shot and killed on the ground or those children dying, we'll die every time."\
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd held a press conference of his own, Friday afternoon, in response to the latest details in the timeline that led up to the death of 19 children and two teachers inside Robb Elementary, this week. It was just a few years ago that he had a similar tragedy at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. This was after Texas Department of Public Safety laid out the the timeline of the Robb Elementary deadly shooting.
"The doors weren’t locked and he was in the school for an hour before they neutralized the threat," Judd said. "That is unacceptable."
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw called the chief of police's decision to wait for tactical reinforcement "the wrong decision" in an update on Friday.
Judd blames the tactical mistake on a lack of officer training and, in his mind, not enough of an armed presence at the Uvalde school. Here is part of what he had to say: