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Uvalde massacre: the police chief is suspended

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The Uvalde School District Police Chief, who was in charge of operations when a shooter killed 19 children and two female teachers on May 24, has been suspended, the district superintendent announced Wednesday.

The announcement comes a day after the Texas director of public safety slammed the police response to the massacre as aabsolute failure.

Since the beginning of this horrific event, I have maintained that the district will wait until the investigation is complete before making decisions about personnel. […]. Due to the remaining lack of clarity and the fact that I do not know when I will receive the results of the investigation, I have made the decision to place the Chief [Pete] Arredondo on administrative leave as of todaySuperintendent Hal Harrell said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Steven McCraw, had in particular castigated the fact that Pete Arredondo had decided to put the lives of agents before those of children.

: there is compelling evidence that law enforcement’s response to the attack on Robb Elementary School was an absolute failure and goes against everything we have learned over the past two decades since the Columbine Massacre”,”text”:”We know one thing: there is compelling evidence that law enforcement’s response to the attack on Robb Elementary School has been an absolute failure and is going to against everything we have learned in the past two decades since the Columbine Massacre”}}”>We know one thing: there is compelling evidence that law enforcement’s response to the attack on Robb Elementary School was an utter failure and goes against everything we have learned over the course of the last two decades since the Columbine massacre in a high school, in 1999, he said.

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The time taken by the police – more than an hour – to enter the classroom and kill the 18-year-old shooter has been the subject of strong criticism since the shooting, and Steven McCraw had driven the point home during this television hearing.

The officers had guns, the children did not. The officers had bulletproof vests, the children did not. The agents were trained, not the shooterhe still asserted.

The Mayor of Uvalde also announced on Tuesday that Robb Elementary School will be demolished.

It would be unthinkable to ask a child or a teacher to come back to this schoolsaid Don McLoughlin.

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