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The Uvalde school board will decide tonight if they will fire school police chief Pete Arredondo. This comes three months after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School killed 19 children and two teachers.

School police chief Pete Arredondo

The meeting, which will be held at 5:30 PM CT, comes after the board had to postpone previous discussions regarding the matter at the request of Arredondo’s attorney. In addition, the Uvalde consolidated independent school district superintendent has recommended Arredondo be fired or leave his position.

School police chief Pete Arredondo

The decision to keep or fire Arredondo comes after multiple investigations by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveal that the police response was an “abject failure.”

Texas Public Safety Director Col Steven McCraw has blamed the police response on Arredondo, who was the on-scene commander during the shooting. McCraw previously said, “the only thing” stopping officers from initially entering the classroom to engage the shooter was the on-scene commander.


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