Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo resigned from his position on city council on Saturday in the midst of a scandal receiving nationwide attention.

Uvalde police are under intense scrutiny for their response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of nineeteen students and two teachers.

Police waited over an hour to enter the classroom where 18-year-old Salvador Ramos was going on a violent rampage.

Uvalde police have so far not cooperated with the Texas Department of Public Safety who are conducting an investigation in to the police response to the shooting.

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Uvalde School Police Chief Arredondo has officially resigned from his position on the Uvalde, Texas City Council this afternoon saying, “After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to step down as a member of the city council for District 3.”

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Arredondo was elected to Uvalde City Council on May 7th, 2022 just days before the massacre at Robb Elementary School in which gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers.

“The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions. I feel this is the best decision for Uvalde,” Arredondo said.

Arredondo steps down from his city council role while being on administrative leave as Uvalde School District Police Chief”

Some have said that Arredondo’s resignation is not enough.  Journalist Jack Posobiec said that he should face jail time for letting the school shooting happen under his watch.

Others called for him to be criminally tried as well, saying that his police preventing parents from going in to the school to save their children as police stood by was wrong.

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