Principal of Texas school where shooting happened reinstated
The principal of the Texas school where the nation’s deadliest classroom shooting in a decade happened was reinstated Thursday, three days after she was suspended with pay in the wake of security criticisms leveled by a legislative committee. Mandy Gutierrez, who Uvalde school district officials suspended with pay Monday as Robb Elementary School principal, was reinstated Thursday in a brief letter from Superintendent Hal Harrell. The reinstatement came after Gutierrez, in a letter to the committee members, disputed the key findings that a “culture of complacency” had developed at the school that allowed a gunman to enter the school and kill 19 children and two teachers.news.yahoo.com
Principal of school where massacre occurred placed on leave
The principal of the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers says the principal was placed on administrative leave Monday, her attorney said. Robb Elementary School Principal Mandy Gutierrez was placed on paid administrative leave by Uvalde school Superintendent Hal Harrell, said attorney Ricardo Cedillo of San Antonio in a terse statement to The Associated Press.news.yahoo.com
In Uvalde, closeness complicates accountability for shooting
After the massacre at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School in May, Jesse Rizo was worried about his old friend, police chief Pete Arredondo. Blame for the botched police response was being directed heavily at Arredondo when Rizo texted him just days after the shooting: “Been thinking of and praying for you.”news.yahoo.com
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
Touched by Uvalde, Bo Jackson donated to pay for funerals
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old,” said Jackson, a father of three and a grandfather as he nears 60. Three days later, Jackson and a close friend flew to Uvalde, briefly met with Gov. I was just trying (with the donation) to put a little sunshine in someone’s cloud, a very dark cloud,” Jackson said. The Uvalde donation was his first in response to a mass shooting. ... It’s the children,” Jackson said, pausing before each repetition to gather himself.mlive.com
Uvalde schools look to fire Chief Arredondo after shooting
Uvalde’s top school official has recommended the firing of the school district police chief who was central to the botched law enforcement response to the elementary school shooting nearly two months ago that killed two teachers and 19 students.
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.
The One Cop Who Wanted to Confront the Uvalde Shooter More Than an Hour Before Officers Finally Did
City of Uvalde Police Department/ReutersMore than an hour before law-enforcement officials finally confronted Salvador Ramos, a Texas SWAT team chief urged officers to storm the classroom he was in, newly released body-camera footage shows.Uvalde officials published the footage on Sunday evening as part of a sweeping report detailing the police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 children and two teachers.The footage came from a device on Sgt. Eduardo Canales,news.yahoo.com
Texas House report on Uvalde shooting blames all agencies at the scene
Nearly 400 law enforcement officers were at the Uvalde school during May 24 shooting and none took the initiative to save those inside, according to the report. It said it was possible lives could have been saved if they had acted more swiftly.washingtonpost.com
Uvalde video shows raw feelings toward journalists linger
Two news outlets’ decision to release an excruciating 77-minute video this week showing police inaction during the Robb Elementary School mass shooting drew a harsh response from residents of Uvalde, Texas, even though they have sought this type of transparency for weeks.
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.
Gun shop proposal in Mundelein dropped due to growing opposition in wake of Uvalde, Highland Park shootings
The village board gave preliminary support when the plan was informally proposed at a board meeting in May. But once residents got wind of the idea, they mounted an email and phone campaign against it.chicagotribune.com
Uvalde officer spotted gunman, then asked for permission to shoot, report says
An after-action report assessing law enforcement's response to the Uvalde school shooting found missed opportunities to stop the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24.washingtonpost.com
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.
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.
Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting response
The Texas school police chief criticized for his actions during one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history says in his first extensive published comments that he didn't consider himself the incident commander as the massacre unfolded.
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.