CBP agent Jacob Albarado recalls ‘chaos’ after rushing into Uvalde school to save children

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CBP agent Jacob Albarado recalls 'chaos' after rushing into Uvalde school to save children

An off-duty Border Patrol agent who rushed into the Uvalde elementary school where his wife and daughter were inside during last week’s horrific massacre has spoken out about the mayhem he encountered.

“It was just complete chaos. Everybody was concerned for their child,” Jacob Albarado told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Tuesday of the moment he arrived at Robb Elementary School.

“I was able to get on campus … I wasn’t just trying to save my child, I was trying to get as many people out of there as I could.”

Albarado said he was just about to get his hair cut when his wife, Trisha, a fourth-grade teacher at the school, texted him to say there was an active shooter on the campus.

Armed with his barber’s shotgun, Albarado ran toward the school on foot in search of his wife and 8-year-old daughter, Jayda.

“I just announced who I was and made my way toward my wife’s room,” he said. “I just saw a whole bunch of kids running out, running off campus, jumping through the windows, cops breaking windows.”

Amid the chaos, Albarado said, he managed to reach his wife via phone and learned she’d narrowly escaped her classroom and fled to a nearby funeral home.

Children run to safety after escaping from a window during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022.
Children run to safety after escaping from a window during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
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Customs and Border Patrol Agen Jacob Albarado pictured with his wife and daughter.
Customs and Border Patrol Agent Jacob Albarado with his wife and daughter.
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An off-duty US Customs and Border Patrol agent fearlessly rushed into Robb Elementary School with his barber’s shotgun and rescued dozens of children
An off-duty US Customs and Border Patrol agent fearlessly rushed into Robb Elementary School with his barber’s shotgun and rescued dozens of children.
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He said the gunman had bypassed his wife’s classroom and focused on the rooms on the other side of the same hallway.

His daughter was holed up with others in a locked bathroom in a separate wing of the school as the shooting unfolded.

Albarado said his daughter, who was uninjured, lost some of her friends in the massacre.

Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Jacob Albarado said his daughter, who was uninjured, lost some of her friends in the massacre.
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Two police officers pause at a memorial at  Robb Elementary School following a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Uvalde , Texas
Two police officers pause at a memorial at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
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An off-duty US Customs and Border Patrol agent fearlessly rushed into Robb Elementary School with his barber’s shotgun and rescued dozens of children and his daughter after his wife texted him that there was an active shooter.
Jacob Albarado’s wife, Trisha, a fourth-grade teacher at the school, texted him to say there was an active shooter on the campus.
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Customs and Border Patrol Agen Jacob Albarado speaks with FOX News' Laura Ingraham during an interview on the Ingraham Angle
Customs and Border Patrol Agent Jacob Albarado speaks with FOX News’ Laura Ingraham during an interview on “The Ingraham Angle.”
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The off-duty border agent had earlier told the New York Times that he immediately embraced his daughter when he managed to find her — but kept moving forward to bring more students to safety.

“I did what I was trained to do,” Albarado told the outlet.

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