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The state Department of Education said Tuesday it will inspect the doors of 340,000 out-of-state schools in the state of Texas in the wake of the mass shooting at Rob Elementary School in the small town of Uvalde last month.

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath told the Texas Tribune on Tuesday that his agency will conduct a review of the outdoor entry points of each school in Texas for the state Senate Special Committee to Protect All Texans in Texas, which has nearly 340,000 doors, The Texas Tribune reported.

Earlier in the day, Steve McCrae, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, testified that the door to the classroom where the 18-year-old gunman was killed had been unlocked.

After watching a video of him in the hallway inside the school, he said he never noticed the Wowalde officers trying to enter the classroom, instead they were waiting for a key they never needed.

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The outer door to the west gate where the suspect entered Rob Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

The outer door to the west gate where the suspect entered Rob Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.
(Texas DPS via Twitter)

McCrae said the on-scene commander, Pete Arredondo, was the Uvalde School district police chief, so, “decided to put the lives of the officers above the lives of the children.”

He slammed the police response to the shooting as “extremely unsuccessful”, saying authorities could have stopped the shooting in three minutes, but instead waited an hour, 14 minutes and 8 seconds.

Standing in front of door-to-door photos from Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Steve McCrae, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, speaks to Senator Royce West, D-Dallas, left during a break in the Texas Senate hearing.  State Capital, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Austin, Texas.

Standing in front of door-to-door photos from Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Steve McCrae, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, speaks to Senator Royce West, D-Dallas, left during a break in the Texas Senate hearing. State Capital, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Austin, Texas.
(AP Photo / Eric Gay)

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the shooting. The suspect was killed by a Border Patrol tactical team.

Afterwards, The Dallas Morning News reported that Wowalde Mayor Dan McLaughlin had criticized the special investigation as “bojo the clown show” and that McCra had spread false information about the shooting.

Wowalde residents have demanded the removal of school police chief Pete Arredondo following the tragic shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in the town.

Wowalde residents have demanded the removal of school police chief Pete Arredondo following the tragic shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in the town.
(Fox News Digital)

At a special meeting called by the mayor on Tuesday night, Wowalde City Council rejected Arado’s leave request from future council meetings in an attempt to increase accountability.

Aradondo, a council member, is facing calls for his resignation over the May 24 shooting.

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The state special Senate hearing with lawmakers focused on mental health continued Wednesday.