EMS workers were told to stand down.
It is common in scenes such as this to have EMS hold off until the Scene is cleared.
However, they told the EMS workers to stand down.
If my kid had been killed, and his face wasn’t totally blown off, then I would want to know if an EMS worker could have saved his life . No pulse people can be brought back to life. If the sole shooter just killed himself why not bring in the EMS????
ems worker on scene
At the time, would it have been responsible to believe there was but one assailant?
They? From your link...
A person who experiences tragic events will inevitably look back and try to identify that last moment where there was still hope - that instant before all was lost and their life changed forever. For the EMS teams staged in front of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, that moment came when the Newtown EMS captain ordered us to stand down, that there was no one left to help, no one left alive.
Big mystery! /s
This is one of the most peculiar aspects of the event. I have been to many many shootings over the years. I work in one of the most violent communities on the West Coast. The police here ALWAYS have us (EMS) verify whether someone is dead. As you said many people who appear dead can still be saved... ESPECIALLY KIDS. We almost never leave the scene until we have put the bodies in body bags and loaded them up. Other than occasionally helping us with CPR, in 24 years I have never seen a police officer touch a dead body.
>> “If the sole shooter just killed himself why not bring in the EMS????” <<
Because they needed fatalities?