During a press conference on Friday hours after police acknowledged they should have engaged with an active shooter at a deadly school shooting, Abbott said he was given incorrect information about the initial response.
“I was misled,” Abbott said. “I am livid about what happened.”
Abbott earlier this week heaped praise on police for their response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
On Friday, he reversed course.
“As everyone has learned, the information I was given has turned out, in part, to be inaccurate, and I am absolutely livid about that,” he said.
“My expectation is that the law enforcement leaders leading the investigations … they get to the bottom of every fact with absolute certainty.”