Exactly three months after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 children and two teachers dead, the embattled police chief who oversaw its bungled response has been fired by the Uvalde school board.
Pete Arredondo, the top cop overseeing the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s force of six, was in charge of the nearly 400 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who responded to reports of an active shooter at Robb Elementary School on May 24, but held off on confronting the gunman for some 77 minutes, according to an investigation by the Texas House of Representatives.
Arredondo’s termination “for good cause” was finalized at a Wednesday evening meeting held by the school board. The unanimous vote, which came after the board met in a closed session, followed vocal outrage by grieving parents who demanded Arredondo’s ouster.
Source: The Daily Beast
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