Father Used Barber’s Shotgun to Save Daughter During Texas Attack

UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 26: Law enforcement officers stand looking at a memorial following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty …
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Father and off-duty Border Patrol agent Jacob Albarado was sitting in a barber’s chair when the Robb Elementary School attack commenced and he grabbed the barber’s shotgun and ran into the school to save his daughter.

The New York Post reports that Albarado was in the barber’s chair when his wife texted and told him there was an “active shooter” in the school.

Albarado grabbed the barber’s shotgun, entered the school and went to the wing of the building where his daughter was in class.

He told the New York Times, “I’m looking for my daughter, but I also know what wing she’s in, so I start clearing all the classes in her wing.”

Two officers, pistols drawn, provided cover for Albarado as he cleared the wing while two other officers “guided children out on the sidewalk.”

Albarado finally found his daughter. He said he hugged her and then kept helping other children move to safety.

Breitbart News noted that DPS Regional Director Victor Escalon indicated there was no armed guard in the school when the attacker entered.

The attacker entered through an unlocked door.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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