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As the facts unfold in a Texas school shooting, it may be more painful for the families: Harold Ford Jr.


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Harold Ford Jr. reflects on new developments in the Texas elementary school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead in Uvalde on “The five.”

HAROLD FORD JR: Of course we owe, and again, my prayers, because I know all of ours go out to these families and this community, but to carry on Jesse’s point of view, we as pedestrians and as parents of students or children in these schools, we assume that the teachers know their job, that the police and law enforcement know their job. So it can’t be for me… trying to figure out, sort out who’s in charge on stage.

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I guess it would. I’ve probably read…one of the most interesting, if not disheartening, statements in the reports that I’ve read as well, regarding some of the things you were talking about, is that they tell parents they don’t Couldn’t get in and the police weren’t getting in either. Now I’d probably be dead today, judge [Jeanine Pirro]if I was on the scene, because they should have shot me or really, really taken strong action.

I’m not that tall, but if my Georgia and Hef were in that school, there’s no way my mental, emotional, and physical makeup would have allowed me not to get into it. Now, if you’re a police officer, I think you have to ask yourself a question, not to police officers in general, but here: why wouldn’t you have done exactly what you said? 3,448 days have passed since the murder… of the children of Sandy Hook.

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We had 900 school shootings across the country since then. That’s one shooting every four days, more than that over a period of time. There must be protocols for this, but listen, I agree with you. Let more facts come to light, but as the facts come out…it can only be more painful for families and for parents in this community.

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