How the Measles Outbreak Started

After the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the explanation for how the police acted kept shifting.

Now, a clearer picture has emerged.

J. David Goodman, the Houston bureau chief for The New York Times.

Steven C. McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said that it was the “wrong decision, period” for officers not to immediately enter the classroom containing the gunman.
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  • A timeline from the state police raised the painful possibility that had officers done more, and faster, not all of those who died — 19 children and two teachers — would have lost their lives.

  • The degree to which some law enforcement officers on the scene disagreed with the decision to hold back has become more apparent.

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J. David Goodman contributed reporting.

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