A 911 call made by Khloie Torres, a 10-year-old girl, who was trapped in a classroom with an active shooter on May 24, 

at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas, has recently come to light. 

“I need help … please. Have y’all captured the person?” the fourth-grader told an emergency dispatcher. “You want me to open the door now?” She was told by the dispatcher to keep quiet and to also tell her injured friends not to make a sound as they waited to get rescued. 

“I’m telling everyone to be quiet but nobody is listening to me,” she told the operator. “I understand what to do in these situations. My dad taught me when I was a little girl. Send help.”

However, help came a little too late that day as law enforcement burst through the doors of classroom 112, where Khloie was held up, 40 minutes after she had dialed 911. The strike team has apparently wrongly assessed the situation, thinking that there was no active shooter but a barricaded one inside the classroom. 

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Although Khloie was fortunate enough to survive the massacre, 19 children and 2 teachers lost their lives. 

Who are Khloie Torres’ parents?

In a recent interview, Khloie’s father, Ruben Torres, a former Marine, expressed his “disgust” at the delay in response by the police after his daughter dialed 911. 

“There was no control. That dude had control the entire 77 minutes,” said Ruben. “They didn’t have him barricaded. He had the police barricaded outside. It’s plain and simple. The police didn’t go in. That’s your job: to go in.”

He also said that he had been getting misinformation the entire day and did not even know that the active shooter was on campus. “I heard it from a co-worker of mine telling [sic] me that it was a high-speed chase. And, that’s common around here, so I didn’t think anything of it,” he said. “If I had known an active shooter was on her campus, I would have left work immediately.”

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He praised his daughter for trying her best to be brave in the face of danger and relaying the correct information to the police. “That day, the things that she did were absolutely incredible,” he said of his daughter. Comparing the adult officers who responded to the scene, he said, “None of them had courage that day.”

Khloie’s mother, Jamie Torres, also added that it hurt her to know that her daughter had to wait for so long to get help even after calling 911. “All the kids didn’t have backup in there. Nobody had armor in there,” she told ‘CNN This Morning.’ “They went through a lot, and they had absolutely no help from police.”

Jamie is planning to homeschool Khloie after the incident. “The way everything was handled was so poor,” she said. “I have to be able to trust that she will be safe.”