Texas Senator: School Police Chief Didn’t Know of 911 Calls

Sen. Roland Gutierrez said it was a “system failure” that word of the pleas for help from people inside Robb Elementary School did not make their way to school district police Chief Pete Arredondo.

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Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez speaks during a news conference at a town square in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2022. Gutierrez said the commander at the scene of a shooting at Robb Elementary School was not informed of panicked 911 calls from inside the school building. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The commander overseeing police during a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside and it’s unclear who at the scene was aware of the calls as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Thursday. Sen. Roland Gutierrez said it was a “system failure” that word of the pleas for help from people inside Robb Elementary School on…

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