Angeli Rose Gomez posing with her sons

As the U.S. continues to endure the persistent gun violence plaguing the country, many are still just trying to process the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

As stories of tragedy, law enforcement failure, and community heroism continue to roll out of the devastated community, Angeli Rose Gomez’s story stands out. Gomez is making headlines with her story of running into the elementary school in defiance of officers’ orders to remain outside in order to ensure the safety of her two sons during the shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Watch Gomez recount her story below:

Mom who ran into school during Uvalde, Texas shooting discusses moments inside

Footage has also been making its way across social media of the police directly preventing Gomez from entering the school, despite their inaction. The mom managed to escape and enter the school while officers stood outside.

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