Meeting over Uvalde school police chief's future canceled
Uvalde school officials on Friday canceled a meeting to decide the future of embattled district Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who was facing the possibility of becoming the first officer to be fired over the slow law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School massacre. Arredondo's job was set to be discussed in an abruptly called school board meeting that was scheduled for Saturday. The reversal comes just two days after Uvalde's superintendent moved to fire Arredondo amid mounting public pressure and growing impatience in South Texas for accountability after police body camera footage and a damning new report revealed how officers waited in the school hallway for more than 70 minutes instead of confronting the gunman inside a fourth-grade classroom.news.yahoo.com
Frequent lockdowns may have contributed to Uvalde tragedy
Nearly two months after a deadly shooting a Texas elementary school, a Texas House of Representatives committee report found that nearly 400 officers from local, state and federal agencies responded to the 77-minute rampage in which 19 kids and two teachers died.
WATCH: New video shows gunman entering Uvalde school, police waiting for more than hour in hallway
A new surveillance video obtained by the Austin American-Statesman shows footage of the Uvalde Robb Elementary School gunman crashing his truck and entering the school, and it also shows Uvalde officers gathering in the school hallway for more than an hour.
Uvalde's new anguish: Video shows police waiting in school
Surveillance footage captured the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting enter the building with an AR-15 style rifle and later shows officers in body armor milling in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classrooms where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council
The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that he has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions.news.yahoo.com
Texas cops could have stopped the Uvalde gunman within minutes, but the school police chief placed the 'lives of officers before the lives of children': DPS director
The top police official said there was a hallway full of officers ready to confront the shooter, but the district police chief waited for backup.news.yahoo.com
Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children.
Hundreds of high-powered CEOs—from Lyft to Bain Capital—want the Senate to 'take bold, urgent action' on gun violence
High-powered CEOs from a wide range of U.S. companies signed a letter urging Senators to take 'immediate' action on gun violence in America, following multiple mass shootings.cnbc.com
Uvalde school where shooting happened has deep roots in city
As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to making sure the school’s legacy as the place that was at the heart of a fight for the equal education of Mexican Americans over half a century ago is carried on.
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before law enforcement confronted and killed the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a City Council meeting in Uvalde on Tuesday, despite being newly elected to the panel.
Robb Elementary's History Of Mexican-American Activism : Consider This from NPR : NPR
So many people in Uvalde, Texas have a shared history. Some of that history runs right through Robb Elementary School, a place that was part of the Mexican-American community's struggle for racial equality.NPR's Vanessa Romo spoke with Eulalio Diaz, Jr. He was the coronor on duty when a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at the school. Diaz also went to Robb Elementary and knew a lot of the victims' families. And NPR's Adrian Florido has the story of Robb Elementary's role in the fight for Mexican-American equality.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother who ran into Texas school during shooting discusses moments inside
When Angeli Gomez heard there was a man shooting people at her sons' school in Uvalde, Texas, she knew she had to go rescue her kids. CBS News Correspondent Lilia Luciano spoke exclusively with Gomez about the moments she spent inside the school, and why Gomez says police warned her to stop telling her story.news.yahoo.com
Abbott asks Tex. legislature for ‘special’ committees on school safety
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) asked state lawmakers to convene a pair of “special legislative committees” to address the issues of school safety and mass violence in the wake of the shootings that left 19 children and two teachers dead inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex.washingtonpost.com
Mourners say goodbye to Uvalde teacher and her husband
Mourners gathered Wednesday at a Catholic church to say goodbye to Robb Elementary School teacher Irma Garcia — who died in the shooting at the Uvalde, Texas, grade school — and her husband, Joe — who died two days later from a heart attack. Nineteen children and two teachers — Garcia and her co-teacher, 44-year-old Eva Mireles — were killed May 24 when an 18-year-old gunman burst into their classroom. The litany of visitations, funerals and burials began Monday and will continue into mid-June. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, twin black hearses carrying the coffins of the Garcias arrived in a procession led by police and civilian motorcycle riders.news.yahoo.com
‘It’s our life work’: Michigan-based company sees spike in interest in innovative lockdown system
It’s exactly a week since 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. The mass shooting has more schools looking at their security measures. Some local districts are turning to Michigan-based The Lockdown Company, which installs an innovative lockdown and alert system.