Question about one glaring detail of Uvalde school shooting sparks lots of debate

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In an age of corporate media punditry where, too often, partisan talking points are veiled as objective facts, the rush to perpetuate a narrative can inadvertently result in key details being overlooked. As such, while the threads of law enforcement and Second Amendment supporter culpability continue to be pulled on, one key element in the Texas school shooting seemingly unexplored caused a great deal of debate Sunday.

Investigators have been regularly updating the timeline from last week when an 18-year-old suspect entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and massacred 19 children and two teachers. While questions linger as to whether authorities waited too long to breach the classroom, few in the public eye have been seeking a response to the report that the point of entry had been a door propped open by a teacher that should have otherwise been locked shut.

Sara Gonzales, BlazeTV host of “The News and Why It Matters,” tweeted out such a question Sunday asking, “It’s been 5 days since the Uvalde tragedy. Has anyone heard why the teacher propped open the door?”

In and of itself, the question doesn’t appear to have any partisan leaning and in another time might have been treated as a routine feat of journalism. Instead, the query was received by some as the stirrings of some radical conspiracy theory.

Gonzales pushed past claims that she was hunting for some point proving detail by explaining that a legitimate investigation was meant to be conducted without a hindrance of emotional bias.

“Anyone operating from an objective, fact finding place and not pure emotion understands that the details surrounding HOW THE SHOOTER GOT IN THE BUILDING uh….matter a lot,” she replied to one detractor on Twitter.

Ironically, while Gonzales was being challenged over seeking the answer to what should have been a basic question, those decrying her fact-finding mission were more than happy to make excuses for what may likely have been a lapse in judgment without any support of their own theories other than emotion.

However, not everyone was so dismissive of the question and noted what should have been an obvious conclusion that if the door hadn’t been propped open the suspect’s entry could very well have been impeded long enough for law enforcement to intercede before the tragedy took place.

As some astute users pointed out, all questions should be answered to determine what went wrong and the proper course of action that must be taken to prevent similar atrocities.

Hours after the initial debate had quieted down, Gonzales followed up her initial question with her assessment of those less than interested in learning all the facts.

“Anyone who tells you the details we don’t have on the Uvalde shooting ‘don’t matter’ are not good faith actors and should be treated accordingly,” she wrote.


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