The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has announced that police chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on administrative leave.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw ripped into the Uvalde school police chief's handling of last month's shooting at Robb Elementary School and said that some officers wanted to approach the gunman earlier, including a school district police officer whose wife was killed in the massacre.
The Uvalde school shooting timeline shows it took 74 minutes from when police went into the school to the time they confronted and killed the gunman. Throughout that time, unknown officers are reported rejecting DPS Special Agents' calls to go into the classroom, saying, "Don't you think we should have a supervisor approve that?"
The police commander made the comments while giving testimony during a committee hearing on the deadly school shooting that left 2 teachers and 19 children dead.
The information is to be presented to a public Texas Senate hearing in Austin on Tuesday. Investigators say the latest information indicates officers had more than enough firepower and protection to take down the gunman long before they finally did, the outlets reported.
Three elementary students, who tragically lost their lives during a massacre in Uvalde, Texas were honored during a baseball game over the weekend.
Saturday's march comes in the wake of the deadly Uvalde, Texas school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers. The scheduled march comes four years after the organization put together nationwide protests to demand gun legislation after the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting took place.
Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms.
In his first extensive comments, Pete Arredondo, the police chief of the Uvalde school district, speaks about the response to the deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
When Superintendent Hal Harrell was asked if he still trusts the school district’s police chief, Pete Arredondo, he said, “that’s personnel.”
The legislation has almost no chance of becoming law as the Senate pursues negotiations focused on improving mental health programs, bolstering school security and enhancing background checks.
Families of victims and survivors of the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas appeared before a U.S. House committee Wednesday in an effort to share the human impact of gun violence and the urgency for lawmakers to enact gun control legislation.
One company run by a Secret Service agent said business is up 800% since Tuesday's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers.
Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who is newly elected to the panel, has been criticized for the law enforcement response during the mass shooting.
The Justice Department says the review will include an examination of police policies, training, and communication, along with the deployment of officers and tactics.
Actor Matthew McConaughey pushed for stricter background checks and raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle during Tuesday's White House press briefing. "Now is this a cure-all? Hell no, but people are hurting."
An 18-year-old shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at a Uvalde elementary school on May 24.
Teachers in the United States are reflecting on the responsibilities their jobs require as school shootings become more common.
Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arrendondo was without a radio while he was in charge of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting response, a state senator said.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation also are contributing $50,000 to the OneStar Foundation to support the Robb School Memorial Fund.