Texas shooting records could be blocked by legal loophole

Texas School Shooting

Flowers and candles are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday’s shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas lawmakers and advocates are concerned that law enforcement authorities will use a legal loophole to block the release of further information related to the mass shooting at an elementary school.

Legislators in both parties are pushing to close the public information gap.

As of now, authorities have answered few questions about law enforcement’s response on May 24, when a gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers.

The fear is that they will close the investigation and use the loophole in the Texas Public Information law to keep records sealed.

The exception blocks information from being released in crimes for which no one has been convicted.

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