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Uvalde School Police Chief Fired After Mass Shooting
Uvalde School Police Chief Fired

Uvalde School Police Chief Fired

School board terminates Pete Arredondo over botched response to mass shooting

(Newser) - Exactly three months after the shooting massacre at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school left 19 children and two teachers dead, the school district fired its police chief. Pete Arredondo, who coordinated the law enforcement response to the mass shooting, had been on administrative leave since June, and in addition to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Uvalde Chief Says He'll Answer Questions 'Eventually'

'Whenever this is done and the families quit grieving, then we'll do that obviously'

(Newser) - The Uvalde school district police chief accused of making the "wrong decision" during last week's school shooting has made his first public comments since the day of the massacre—but he didn't shed any light on his actions. Pedro "Pete" Arredondo told CNN Wednesday that he...

Why Did They Wait So Long? Focus Is on Chief's Decision

Reports say officers from other agencies on the scene in Uvalde confronted school police chief

(Newser) - Why did police wait so long to confront the gunman in Uvalde? As the narrative crystallizes, it appears that much of the responsibility for that decision is falling on one man, the chief of police for the local school district. Coverage:
  • The chief: He is identified as Pedro "Pete"

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