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Uvalde School Board Cancels Meeting on Firing Police Chief

District cites 'due process requirements' in postponing discussion on Arredondo

(Newser) - Update: The meeting scheduled for Saturday in which Uvalde school officials were to discuss and possibly decide whether to fire district Chief Pete Arredondo has been called off. The district announced the cancellation in a statement Friday, citing "due process requirements" and a request by Arredondo's lawyer, the...

Bo Jackson Stepped Up to Help Pay for Uvalde Funerals

'It’s just not right for parents to bury their kids,' former MLB, NFL player says

(Newser) - Former sports superstar Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May, revealing himself as one of the previously anonymous donors who covered costs for families after one of the deadliest classroom shootings in US history. Jackson,...

Texas Report on Uvalde Killings Details Total Failure

Legislative investigation finds 'egregious poor decision making' in response to Robb Elementary

(Newser) - A Texas legislative report released Sunday spreads blame among law enforcement, the Uvalde school district, social media platforms, and the gunman's family in the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. "Systemic failures and egregious poor decision making" allowed the gunman to kill at will for...

Mayor Calls Paper 'Chicken' for Releasing Uvalde Footage

Families 'don't need to relive that'

(Newser) - Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin slammed the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE Tuesday for releasing surveillance video taken inside Robb Elementary School during the May 24 mass shooting. The mayor, speaking during a town council meeting Tuesday night, called the move "one of the most chicken things I've ever seen,...

Families React to Uvalde Video Release: 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Hallway video shows cops in the hallway for nearly an hour while gunman was inside classroom

(Newser) - A day after details were released of the surveillance video from a Robb Elementary School hallway on the day of the Uvalde, Texas, massacre, the video itself is out. The Austin American-Statesman obtained the footage, and on Tuesday released a four-minute video showing critical highlights, as well as a lightly...

Video From Uvalde School Hallway Shows Police Waiting

It's not clear when video might be released

(Newser) - The Austin American-Statesman has viewed a 77-minute surveillance video from the hallway of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on the day a gunman massacred 19 students and two teachers, USA Today reports. The footage is not graphic, but offers what USA Today calls "an unabridged view of police...

Officer Had Rifle Aimed at Gunman as He Entered Uvalde School

Report details 3 missed opportunities to thwart school shooting

(Newser) - Three major opportunites to thwart the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School were missed and two of them involved police, according to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center—ALERRT—at Texas State University. The report was commissioned by the Texas Department of Public Safety to examine the much-criticized...

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Police: Parade Shooting Was Planned Weeks in Advance

Authorities have to yet talk about a potential motive

(Newser) - Authorities provided an update Tuesday on the investigation into Monday's parade shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, but the big question continues to elude them—why? "We have no information to suggest at this point it was racially motivated, motivated by religion, or any other protected...

Arredondo Says He's Quitting City Office

Schools police chief calls resigning from council 'the best decision for Uvalde'

(Newser) - The schools police chief blamed for law enforcement's handling of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School says he's resigning from his new position on the Uvalde City Council. Pete Arredondo was elected May 7 and sworn in to office a week after 19 students and two teachers...

Final Victim of Uvalde Shooting, 'Sweetest Little Boy, Is Buried

Families, community have a long process ahead of them, experts say

(Newser) - Funeral services were held Saturday for Uziyah Garcia, 10, the final victim of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to be buried. The funeral took place at Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo, where the boy lived until last year, the Dallas Morning News reports. Nineteen children and two teachers...

Uvalde School District Puts Police Chief on Leave

Texas official criticized Pete Arredondo in legislative hearing

(Newser) - The Uvalde school district's police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School last month. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said that he put Pete Arredondo on administrative leave and that another...

The War of Words Continues in Uvalde

Texas Department of Public Safety head, city mayor air their grievances

(Newser) - On Tuesday we reported on the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety's forceful, scathing denunciation of the decisions made by local police during the mass shooting in Uvalde. Our story didn't contain one standout piece of information given in testimony before a special state Senate committee...

'He Waited for a Key That Was Never Needed'

Texas official denounces police response in Uvalde school shooting

(Newser) - The police official in charge at Robb Elementary School while a gunman was killing students and teachers inside "decided to put the lives of officers ahead of the lives of children," the head of the Texas State Police said Tuesday. In testimony before a special state Senate committee...

Yet More Questions Are Raised Regarding Police Response in Uvalde

Officers arrived earlier, and with more gear, than originally thought: reports

(Newser) - Days after the revelation that police responding to the Uvalde school massacre last month didn't try the Robb Elementary School classroom door behind which the shooter was killing 21 people, another revelation raises more questions about the law enforcement response to the tragedy: According to documents and surveillance footage...

Video: Police Didn't Try Uvalde Classroom Door

Law enforcement source says door might have been unlocked

(Newser) - In the 77 minutes that a Texas gunman was alone in two connected classrooms with Robb Elementary students and teachers, police didn't try to open the door, a law enforcement source said. Police later claimed they couldn't get into the rooms and were hunting for a key or...

Embattled Uvalde School Police Chief Explains His Actions

Pete Arredondo gives extensive interview for first time since school shooting

(Newser) - In his first extensive public comments since the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, school district police chief Pete Arredondo tells the Texas Tribune he did not consider himself the incident commander, though that's the way the state Department of Public Safety has described him, and that he...

Uvalde Sweethearts to Be Buried Side by Side

Annabell Rodriguez, Xavier Lopez would text each other 'I love you,' say their moms

(Newser) - As toddlers, Annabell Rodriguez and Xavier Lopez played together at a trailer park where Xavier lived alongside Annabell's relatives. When the pair met again on the first day of fourth grade at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, they had no memory of those playdates, but they liked each other...

11-Year-Old Uvalde Survivor Tells Her Story to Congress

'I don't feel safe at school,' says Miah Cerrillo

(Newser) - A House panel is hearing this week from people affected by the mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo , and testimony on Wednesday drew particular attention—it came from an 11-year-old survivor of the Uvalde school shooting. In the prerecorded video , fourth grader Miah Cerrillo recalled how she and her classmates...

At Uvalde City Council Meeting, a Big No-Show

Embattled school police chief Pete Arredondo, newly elected to council, bailed on his first meeting

(Newser) - The Texas school district police chief who's been accused of waiting too long to order law enforcement to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has said that he'd "eventually" answer questions about the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers last month....

McConaughey: They Had to Identify Uvalde Victim From These Shoes

Actor makes emotional speech at White House

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at the White House on Tuesday and discussed some of the victims of the school shooting in his hometown, including 10-year-old Maite Rodriguez, who wanted to be a marine biologist. She wore green Converse shoes "with a heart she had hand drawn on...

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