Routing of emergency-911 calls questioned in Texas school massacre

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By Brad Brooks and Steve Gorman LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – Emergency-911 calls from children hiding from the gunman who killed 21 people inside a Texas elementary school were not routed to the on-scene police commander who waited nearly an hour before officers moved in to end the siege, a state senator said on Thursday. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat whose constituency includes Uvalde, Texas, the town 80 miles west of San Antonio where last week’s shooting occurred, said the lapse in how 911 calls were transmitted was part of a larger “system failure” that is still just coming to light. “We need…

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