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WATCH: Uvalde School Board Takes Action Against Police Chief


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Following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, parents, and members of the community were furious with the handling of the shooting—particularly with the actions of the town’s police chief, Pete Arredondo.

Critics point to the incredibly delayed response by Arredondo and the decision to use more force in the subduing of concerned parents, at the site of the shooting, rather than the shooter himself.

In response to the growing condemnation of Arredondo, the Uvalde school board has unanimously voted to fire him from the service of the school district.

Arredondo was one of the first officers on the scene that tragic day and has not been on active duty since June 22nd, 2022.

Here’s more on the story:

According to The Epoch Times, Arredondo issued this statement:

“Not a single responding officer ever hesitated, even for a moment, to put themselves at risk to save the children,” Arredondo said.

“We responded to the information that we had and had to adjust to whatever we faced.

Our objective was to save as many lives as we could, and the extraction of the students from the classrooms by all that were involved saved over 500 of our Uvalde students and teachers before we gained access to the shooter and eliminated the threat.”

 

The Associated Press confirmed:

In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees fired Arredondo in an auditorium of parents and survivors of the May 24 massacre.

Arredondo, who did not attend the meeting, becomes the first officer to lose his job following one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.


 

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