The hero mom who rescued her children from the Robb Elementary School shooting said police are harassing her after she decided to speak out about the incident.
Angeli Rose Gomez, a Uvalde native, said that she has been threatened by police and has faced increased scrutiny after she spoke to the media about how she saved her children.
In a recent interview with Fox 29 San Antonio, Gomez claimed she’s now being harassed by Uvalde police at her home for humiliating the department by seemingly doing their job for them.
Ever since that harrowing day, Gomez says she has faced scrutiny from law enforcement, even at her own home, “the other night we were exercising and we had a cop parked at the corner like, flickering us with his headlights.”
Because of these incidents, Gomez said she has had to separate from her boys, “just so my sons don’t feel like they have to watch cops passing by, stopping, parking.”
She is protesting with other community members, asking to have police chief Pete Arredondo terminated.
The mother who rescued her two boys from the #Uvalde gunman says she’s being harassed by cops at her own home
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 26, 2022
JUST IN: Uvalde police continue to harass Angeli Gomez, the mother who rescued her children from Robb Elementary.
Angeli claims that because of the harassment, she has had to separate from her children out of fear for their safety.
— BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) June 26, 2022
This is Angeli Gomez, the mother that ran into the school while Uvalde PD stood outside and let children get murdered. Uvalde police officers threatened to strip her of her probation (from a decades-old charge) and send her to prison if she spoke about their abysmal response. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/5FsQUxGwV6
— Angelo (@LibertyAngelo) June 18, 2022
A mother who saved her kids from the Uvalde school shooting says that police are targeting her.https://t.co/tyrL3CnBH4
— KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) June 27, 2022
Mom who saved her kids from Uvalde school shooting says police are targeting her: https://t.co/MRguerFL1E
One mother took matters into her own hands that afternoon when she heard gunshots while outside the Texas school. pic.twitter.com/846hdaMTEI
— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) June 27, 2022
More details of Gomez’s heroic actions that have now led to the alleged police harassment as reported by ‘Local 12’:
Immediately, Gomez jumped a fence and began banging on a door window where she saw her oldest son’s teacher. Gomez told her, “Like, you already have a gateway out, so might as well just come out, like, if I’m going to run out with him, y’all just come on, too.”
Within minutes, Gomez said she was able to get her oldest son and some of his classmates out — but her youngest was still inside. She ran around the school desperately searching for his classroom.
“At this moment, I’m jiggling the handle and I’m going pretty nuts like trying to get the door open and it’s not gonna open, so I stand back and the cops are already on me and they’re like, ‘Ma’am, calm down!’”
She told them to evacuate the school or she wouldn’t leave her spot, “Immediately, they start evacuating that classroom and my son runs out to me and he’s like, ‘Mom, mom!’”
This Uvalde police calamity has me completely @#!¥€d up. These were 19 young souls closing out their school year when evil disrupted their timeline.
— Old Sarge Pap (@oldsargepap) June 8, 2022
“Ever since that harrowing day, Gomez says she has faced scrutiny from law enforcement, even at her own home, ‘the other night we were exercising and we had a cop parked at the corner like, flickering us with his headlights’.” https://t.co/lCKe6tf6sn
— Jamiles Lartey (@Jamiles) June 27, 2022
A super important story about an incredibly courageous immigrant mother in Uvalde, Texas. https://t.co/QebQ1KzFHQ
— Pablo Manríquez (@PabloReports) June 27, 2022
Angeli Gomez has been protesting along with other community members in Uvalde’s town square, asking for Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo to be fired.
Her goal now is to file a lawsuit. https://t.co/LR1vo5PXgu
— WTVG 13abc (@13abc) June 27, 2022
In my mind, they should be harassing Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo. He is the one that made them look bad. Gomez just wanted her sons to be safe. You can’t find fault with the officers who just obeyed the orders they were given, but you can’t forgive a police chief who was willing to have his men stand down while the kids were being slaughtered. There’s just no excuse.