Uvalde shooting: These are the 4 main findings of the Uvalde shooting investigation report

By Hardik Wasanwal

When an 18-year-old gunman targeted an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, "systemic failures and seriously poor decision-making" on the part of law enforcement and school officials failed to stop the shooter from killing 19 students and two teachers. Well, a new investigative report has been received.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers prioritized their safety over the lives of students and teachers that day as they waited more than an hour to confront the shooter, according to a 77-page report from the Texas House of Representatives Committee.

After weeks of conflicting and inconsistent accounts of police response, the report gives the public the most complete picture of the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School.

As police faltered without clear leadership or organization, school staff became less vigilant, straying from closed-door policies and active shooter procedures.

Dustin Burroughs, a Republican member of the investigative committee, summed up his findings at a press conference Sunday, hours after the report was released, saying there were "many systemic failures."

He warned that these security flaws are not just a problem that exists in Uvalde, he said, adding, "Some of the same systems that we found here that failed that day are all over the state and the country."