The horrific scope of an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers was coming into agonizing focus Thursday amid revelations about the attack, including that the gunman barricaded himself in a fourth grade classroom where most victims died.
Some community members outside Robb Elementary School as the drama unfolded had urged police officers to charge in. “Go in there! Go in there!” women shouted at officers soon after the attack began, said Juan Carranza, 24, who saw the scene from outside his house. The officers did not immediately enter the building, he said.
Javier Cazares, whose daughter, Jacklyn, was killed in the attack, said he arrived while police were still outside the building. Upset that they weren't moving in, he suggested to several other bystanders that they charge into the school.
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