Did at least one police officer rescue their own child in the Uvalde Texas School Shooting?
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There are rumours that police officers rescued their own kids before trying to stop the shooter: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/officers-rescued-own-children-texas/ This question resolves yes if I find a solid confirmation that at least one Uvalde police officer got their kid out of the school (and no otherwise). Merely getting their kid out of the school as part of evacuating a whole classroom would not be enough for this to resolve yes. Actions by off-duty law enforcement would not count either.

Close date updated to 2023-06-27 11:59 pm

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Re-opening this as we have not really gotten anything conclusive.

I see a few ways to resolve this:

  • No, insufficient evidence to conclude that it happened therefore it probably did not

  • N/A we don't know either way, and won't find out

  • PROB: The result is uncertain but unlikely. (If I do this, I probably use the 9% value that the market is currently at to avoid manipulation after the decision.)

  • Leave the market open until we find out something more concrete

Any suggestions on how to handle it?

predicts YES

@UnconditionalProbability I have noticed the occasional article about other investigations about this, so it is not impossible that we eventually get more concrete information.

Snopes article says YES now but that Border Patrol officer Albarado was (a) off-duty and (b) evacuated whole classrooms that included his wife and daughter. Here is a non-paywalled copy of the referenced NYT article: https://www.rvcdems.com/2022/05/27/police-response-to-uvalde-shooting-infuriated-parents-clinging-to-hope/news/ Disappointed that the Texas House of Representatives report doesn't seem to address it: https://www.scribd.com/document/583110639/Robb-Elementary-Investigative-Committee-Report
@TANSTAAFL Just confirming that the snopes article's information is not enough to make this resolve yes. Thanks for the extra sources.
I would expect them to evacuate a room and just happen to start off with the room with their kid.
Given that the snopes article is going to be updated, here is an archived version https://web.archive.org/web/20220527182956/https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/officers-rescued-own-children-texas/
The most concrete evidence that I have seen is this interview question: https://twitter.com/_Sir_Perfluous/status/1529585786848411651 the answer is quite evasive.