Family of Uvalde Victim, Chaplain, and Reporters Asked to Leave City Hall Before Police Officers Testify About School Massacre

A man pays his respects at a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Parents and reporters were asked to leave Uvalde City Hall this afternoon before a Texas House of Representatives committee held a hearing to gather testimony from officers involved in the response to a school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17 others there last month.

Video posted by CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz shows a fire marshal telling Prokupecz that they are being asked to leave the meeting because “someone is intimidated.”

As the conversation continues a chaplain walks by saying he’s “come down to protect our children.”

Another man, man whose nephew was reportedly among those killed in the shooting asks the fire marshal, “What people are intimidated, the officers?”

The fire marshal responds by asking the man — who is wearing a pin with a child’s picture on it and a “Uvalde Strong” t shirt — to leave the building.

“Are you a parent, sir?” Prokepecz asks the man as he walks out.

“Yeah, I am, and my kids are scared,” he responds.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: Deadline, Tom Tapp