Uvalde Schools Look to Fire Chief Arredondo After Shooting

Facing massive public pressure, Uvalde’s top school official has recommended the firing of the school district police chief.

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ARCHIVO - El jefe de policía de Uvalde, Pete Arredondo, 3ro desde la izquierda, realiza una conferencia de prensa frente a la escuela primaria Robb en Uvalde, Texas, 26 de mayo de 2022. Ante la fuerte presión de la gente, el superintendente de escuelas de Uvalde recomendó el miércoles 20 de julio de 2022 el despido del jefe policial distrital, responsable de la respuesta fallida al tiroteo en la escuela primaria que dejó como saldo 19 niños y dos docentes muertos. (AP Foto/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Facing massive public pressure, Uvalde’s top school official has recommended the firing of the school district police chief who was central to the botched law enforcement response to the elementary school shooting nearly two months ago that killed two teachers and 19 students. The South Texas city’s school board announced Wednesday that it will consider firing Chief Pete Arredondo at a special meeting Saturday. Arredondo has been accused by state officials…

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