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Gov. Greg Abbott’s notes reveal he WAS told officers ‘converged on classroom’ when they arrived

Notes from Texas Governor Greg Abbott support his claim that he was initially given an incorrect account of the police response to the shooting at a school in Uvalde.

Abbott said he wrote the notes by hand, obtained by ABC 13 investigates based on a timeline given to him by authorities just before his first press conference after the mass shooting.

During that press conference, Abbott inaccurately told the public that the police attacked the gunman immediately upon arrival at the school.

Abbott later said he was “furious” that he had been given the false timeline by authorities before that press conference.

The notes of that path his claims confirm that he was initially misled by the authorities.

Abbot's handwritten notes read at his first press conference after the mass shooting in Uvalde

Abbot’s handwritten notes read at his first press conference after the mass shooting in Uvalde

Abbott at a press conference on May 27, where he claimed authorities had initially given him a false account of the events surrounding the shooting

Abbott at a press conference on May 27, where he claimed authorities had initially given him a false account of the events surrounding the shooting

The timeline Abbott wrote on the notepad describes the events of May 24, when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos showed up at Robb Elementary School and shot 19 students and two teachers.

‘GM shot in face’ is scribbled in blue ink at the top of the page, ‘She contacted Police’ follows the next line.

Abbott’s notes go on to say that the shooter had an accident – referring to Ramos crashing a truck outside the elementary school – and then approached the school on foot.

The next line then inaccurately states that ‘ISD gunner approached + engaged’ before entering the school and starting his carnage.

Police chased down a teacher they believe was the gunman when they arrived at the school, but they didn’t exchange shots with anyone.

A page from Abbott's handwritten notes he read at his first press conference after the Uvalde shooting

A page from Abbott’s handwritten notes he read at his first press conference after the Uvalde shooting

The notes then describe Ramos’ movements through the school after his entry, before in time police waited outside the school and said, “Border Patrol, ISD officers, police, sheriffs and DPR gathered in the classroom” and then ” BP officer kill the gunman’ on the last lines.

The notes make no mention of the police waiting outside the school for more than an hour.

After the Texas Department of Public Safety corrected the account of events Abbott gave to the public at his first press conference, the governor shifted the blame for his blunder to authorities, saying he was “furious” that he had been given false information.

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‘I have been misled. I’m furious at what happened,” Abbott said at a news conference on May 27, “I was on this podium two days ago and I shared the public information I was told in a room just a few feet behind where we are now.” localized.’

“It was a repetition of what people in that room were telling me, whether they were law enforcement officers or non-law enforcement officers, whatever the case may be and as everyone has been informed, the information I was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate and I’m downright furious about that.’

The confirmation that Abbott has been given false information comes as Texas authorities have come under fire for their response to the shooting and for spreading stories to the public about what happened that day.

Uvalde Independent School District police chief Peter Arredondo was at the center of the outcry after it was revealed he was the person who ordered police not to enter the school for more than an hour while Ramos was still inside.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin extended the city's statement about a local disaster during an emergency city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin extended the city’s statement about a local disaster during an emergency city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Controversial police chief Peter Arredondo, who has been fingered as the man who told officers not to enter the room where the Salvador Ramos, 18, had holed up with students on May 24

Controversial police chief Peter Arredondo, who has been fingered as the man who told officers not to enter the room where the Salvador Ramos, 18, had holed up with students on May 24

Arredondo believed the 18-year-old gunman, Salvador Ramos, was barricaded alone in the building and waited more than an hour before breaking through the classrooms.

Arredondo also reportedly stopped working with investigators after the shooting.

While answering questions from reporters on June 7, Mayor Don McLaughlin said he was barred from investigations into the shooting but said he has confidence in Texas authorities.

“Let me be clear, I have complete faith in the Texan rangers,” he said.

But McLaughlin declined to answer questions about whether he had faith in Arredondo.

“I’m not going to speak for Pete Arredondo,” he said, “he’ll have to speak for himself. I’m not going there.’

Law enforcement on the outskirts of Robb Elementary School after the May 24 mass shooting

Law enforcement on the outskirts of Robb Elementary School after the May 24 mass shooting

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