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Law enforcement’s well-documented failure to confront the shooter who terrorized Robb Elementary for 77 minutes was the most serious problem in getting victims timely care, experts say.
But previously unreleased records, obtained by The Washington Post, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, for the first time show that communication lapses and muddled lines of authority among medical responders further hampered treatment.
The chaotic scene exemplified the flawed medical response — captured in video footage, investigative documents, interviews and radio traffic — that experts said undermined the chances of survival for some victims of the May 24 massacre. Two teachers and 19 students died.
Ask reporters Lomi Kriel (ProPublica), Zach Despart (Texas Tribune), Joyce Lee (Washington Post) and Sarah Cahlan (Washington Post) anything.
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