Veterans and other people all across America are answering a special Memorial Day request this year. At precisely 3 p.m. local time, wherever they are, they will all be playing “Taps.” One third-generation veteran will be strumming his guitar, while another man took trumpet lessons for seven months to be able to participate. The powerful tribute was dreamed up by CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman, who says, “The amazing thing about ‘Taps’ is it means different things to different people.”
There’s growing controversy over what some parents say was a delay in taking down the elementary school shooter in Uvalde, Texas. Video from Tuesday shows angry confrontations between frantic parents and police. One man on the scene was quoted as saying, “Let’s just rush in, because the cops aren’t doing anything.” On Wednesday, it was announced that it took 40 to 60 minutes before the shooter was shot to death, but today authorities are backing off that time frame.
Friends and family of the Robb Elementary school shooter say he had grown increasingly confrontational and violent in recent months. A former co-worker at Wendy’s described the teen as “rude, creepy and scruffy.” Now, we are seeing inside the blood-soaked Texas home where he opened fire on his own grandmother before heading to the school. The killer’s grandfather showed reporter Ali Bradley the disturbing scene.