Details begin to emerge after Texas school massacre

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle continue the Morning Joe conversation about the details leading up to this week's mass elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 21 people dead, including 19 children and two teachers. “There’s only two things that are vividly clear at this point: One is that the autopsy, the report of what happened that day, minute-by-minute, in terms of law enforcement people and the shooter himself, is going to be brutal. It’s going to be brutal. Just given the fact that there was…either half an hour or a 40-minute lapse between the time that he entered the classroom and the time that he was shot dead. The other aspect of this that’s going to come to fore is the idea that several people have mentioned, I think preposterously, since the shooting occurred: Is that things would have been different if teachers were armed, including from Governor Abbott’s press conference…one of the people on the stage, ‘it would have been different if teachers had been armed.’ So, we see what happens in terms of just a school police officer being confronted by someone with an assault weapon, with an AR-15, you know you’re out gunned. We don’t want to attribute motives until we find out all the facts; but a schoolteacher armed in a classroom certainly would have been more than outmatched,” says Barnicle following Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference about the massacre.



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