Mother and father and reporters have been requested to depart Uvalde Metropolis Corridor this afternoon earlier than a Texas Home of Representatives committee held a listening to to assemble testimony from officers concerned within the response to a faculty taking pictures that killed 19 college students and two academics and wounded 17 others there final month.
Video posted by CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz exhibits a fireplace marshal telling Prokupecz that they’re being requested to depart the assembly as a result of “somebody is intimidated.”
Because the dialog continues a chaplain walks by saying he’s “come down to guard our youngsters.”
One other man, man whose nephew was reportedly amongst these killed within the taking pictures asks the hearth marshal, “What individuals are intimidated, the officers?”
The fireplace marshal responds by asking the person — who’s carrying a pin with a toddler’s image on it and a “Uvalde Robust” t shirt — to depart the constructing.
“Are you a father or mother, sir?” Prokepecz asks the person as he walks out.
“Yeah, I’m, and my children are scared,” he responds.
Reporters have been requested to depart Uvalde Metropolis Corridor as a result of individuals are intimidated by us. Texas legislators are assembly right here with regulation enforcement behind closed doorways. The fireplace marshal additionally informed an area chaplain and father of a sufferer to exit from the constructing. pic.twitter.com/ukyTmtHbOt
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) June 20, 2022
In keeping with the Related Press, committee chair Dustin Burrows stated the group can be listening to testimony from Uvalde Police, a faculty district officer and somebody from the Division of Public Security through the metropolis corridor assembly. Burrows reportedly made his opening assertion after which blocked the general public from listening to witnesses’ testimony.
Hearings will proceed tomorrow in Austin, per AP.